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Depends whats really wrong with the engine.

Low oil pressure

smoke when revved

you could be just using oil thats too thin.



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I use 20W50 in my S1

How is The running temp? If she is running hot, pressure will drop. A water leak (i.e. blown head gasket or cracked head) could exhibit the same. How low is low? and does it rise at higher revs?

However the smoke is not a good sign. If you are running a thin oil like 10w30 change up to 20w50 (i like Castrol) and see what happens.

Any other symptoms? Loss of power, milky residue in the oil, etc.......


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As has been said it could be any number of things

is the smoke your getting a blue colour signifying it is oil smoke or white signifying its water?


If its white just sell your S1 to Gpz900r

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