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Default Smoking Cooper S R57 - 10th July 2018, 08:32 PM

hi everybody, in need of expert advice, my Cooper S 2011 has started smoking, I have read many posts and I know it could be piston rings, valve stems, PCV valve, turbo....I have attached a photo. The smoke is whitish, maybe a bit blue, it smells very rich and sweet, I would even say head gasket but oil seems fine.

Any advice greatly received as I'm very worried.

I think it may have been there a while but car had a main dealer service 3 days ago and nothing from them!!
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Default 11th July 2018, 10:20 PM

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Default 13th July 2018, 08:58 AM

It was the valve stem seals...all replaced and not smoking any more.

This is common apparently, not great for a 50,000 mile engine

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