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I just put 5w/30 motor oil in my 1999 Honda Accord 4 bottles. Dropped oil on the freeway right after. Saw smoke out of tailpipes. What happened to my car?

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Amy Mattinat, Owner and Author at Auto Craftsmen Ltd Greetings Mimi, It sound like the 4 quarts of oil you put into your Accord, came right back out again. I recommend you get your vehicle towed to your shop of choice of have them figure out where the oil came out and if the engine is damaged. Best of luck.

Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection A lot depends on the color of smoke coming from exhaust. If it is blue, rather than black, it means you older engine is burning oil. One solution is to change to a higher viscosity oil, such as a 10W40. As for dropping oil after oil change, I do not know how much you saw. If it was a lot, the oil plug could have come loose and should be checked right away. I would go back to the shop that changed the oil and have them check it out.

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