I've got a 60k 06 2.5i, took it to the mechanic this week to have the valve cover seals replaced. They also noticed that the timing belt tensioner had failed and replaced that along with the belts.
I got the car back from the mechanic yesterday and finally drove it for about 20-30 mins today around town. About a block from home, I noticed at a stop that the car had started smoking
I got home, popped the hood and low and behold, there's a fair amount of white smoke swirling around the front of the car. Needless to say, not too happy.
I let the car cool down and went back to make sure the problem was reproducible (and not just some stray oil). I let the car sit in the driveway running for 15 mins, and there's no smoke. However, I drove it around the neighborhood a few times after warming up and suddenly, the smoke is back!
Looking at the smoke with a flashlight, the odd part is that it doesn't seem to be coming from the engine- it's swirling around on both sides of the radiator (without the fans running)
Any ideas? I noticed that on the shop receipt they added some coolant, and when the car is warm, the coolant level is about 2-3in above the Full line. I haven't lost any oil, don't have any drips on the driveway (but with the undercover, who really knows). Also, I don't see any evidence of oil on the exhaust manifold or the engine/radiator.
Any ideas? thanks!