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I have a 2006 2litre Ghia estate, using quite a bit of oil.

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I have a 2006 2litre Ghia estate, using quite a bit of oil. I have noticed that when I drop a cog and boot it I am followed by a cloud of smoke, until I go to a higher gear. Wondering whether it could be valve guides or rings, 90k on the clock, Duratec engine not Zetec. What does your Ford brain say.
Thanks a bundle.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
there good evening to you
Ok what colour is the smoke that is being emitted when you accelerate hard ie blue , black
How much oil is the engine using or 1 litre per week etc
And to confirm this is the 2.0 duratec -he petrol Varient
Regards ***** *****
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Appologies getting back to you,as I have been out of the country, I use about 1 litre every 2 weeks and the smoke is according to my daughter , not black but a dirty grey, and I cofirm that the engine is petrol

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
there ,good evening to you
No worries
Ok the smoke most common associated with burning oil is of a blue /greyish colour
This is an indication the engine is burning oil as we already know your engine is , as it is Using 1 litre per 2 weeks with no visual leaks
What most commonly happens is that the valve guide seals or piston rings are worn out, and oil is leaking past from where it should be lubricating the moving parts, to the combustion chamber where it’s being burned up with the fuel
And then emitted out the exhaust this is usally more noticeable under harder acceleration
If the fault lies with the rings this is usally noticeable on acceleration where by vakve stem seals that leak are more noticeable on start up
Ring faults can also cause back pressure into the crankcase is remove the dipstick and see if any chuffing of fumes is present
If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know
If you are Completely satisfied with my answer /advice
Kind regards ***** ***** and have a nice evening