Car motor oil or something else?

Mar 2, 2009
 Originally Posted By: nutsbolts
I have a small issue the oil I use seems to smoke alot when I start it. do I need better oil or what? P.S. not my car Javier
What's the oil spec for an engine like that? - that's the first thing I'd determine. It very well could be that engine will always smoke until it gets warmed up (tolerances tighten up with heat). It doesn't smoke after its been running awhile, so that tells me the smoking is probably a mechanical issue. That is an old radial engine ... so it's hard to say in what mechanical condition its in, and how they are supposed to act normally on a cold starup.