Driving home from supermarket just now and I overtook a car in third giving it some welly. About a mile after passing the car I thought I see white smoke coming off the car. Only visible in drivers wing mirror and not any others.
Carried on a few miles and dropped to third for a steep incline for about 3/4 mile. Once near the top I saw lots of white smoke again but could smell oil this time! Opened drivers door and looked back whilst driving forward and sure enough there was plenty of smoke.
Stopped, popped bonnet and there is a big explosion of oil! All over the drivers side rocker cover, air box, and underside of bonnet. All on the bulk head and wires.
First thing I noticed was that the oil dipstick was out by about an inch. (I think, 99.9% certain I caught this yesterday whilst fitting the air box base back in)
Would this cause such an explosion of oil under high revs in third?
I never had any oil warnings come up on the dash. I've topped oil up with what I had left and continued the few miles left to home. Not revving too hard.
Or is it more likely another problem?! I know I do have an oil weep from the same side cam seal but thats all I was aware of and i'm frequently under the bonnet!! And always curios about any fresh oil markings on the floor where I park in car parks etc. But car has been dry.