like the title reads i am having this oil issue with my 7. Some mornings i start it up and it revs to 3000 rpm as it should = no smoke or smell of oil. Other mornings it starts up, go straight to idling and theres is a BIG cloud of smoke for about 2 to 4 minutes. During the day it doesnt smoke one single bit. no smoke at all. I dont know what is going on. I bought a new thermal plug because of what i read in the atkins website
"When the factory thermal pellet starts going out the thing clients comment on the most is excessive oil smoke at start up, which tends to go away as the car warms up and the catalytic conerter cleans up the exhaust"
Im planning on replacing it this weekend. My first thought was that the oil rings were bad but it doesnt smoke all the time and for like 2 or 3 days it doesnt smoke.
My second problem is that is consuming a lot of oil. I did an oil change about 4 weeks ago and yesterday the oil pan was empty. i went to check because it turned the oil light on and the stick was clean. i checked again and clean again.
I went to the auto parts and re fill it.
I cant figure this out.
and it doesnt leak oil from anywhere