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Old 09-23-2010, 11:44 PM
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my car smokes now

on a well behaved drive today over to a buddys house I noticed my car started smoking from under the hood. I got to his house and popped the hood and there was smoke comming up from under the intake manifold. It was too dark to trace any leakage but it didn't smell like burning coolant it had a faint oil smell to it. the car didn't over heat at all and im gonna get underneath tomorrow to see if i can find it but does any body have suggestions to where this leak of what ever is coming from? im only aware of one hose thats behind the engine and im pretty sure if my VC was leaking i would see it on the intake mani,right?

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:49 AM
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Re: my car smokes now

really guys nothing?
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:56 AM
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Re: my car smokes now

oil leaking onto your exhaust and burning off causing smoke to rise from underneath the IM .. oil pressure sensor, oil cooler, oil pan .. check for leaks
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1800 No Butts.... smoking hotline...
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i agree with street ride...
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:45 PM
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Re: my car smokes now

I had the same issue, does it everytime I change my oil too if I accidentally get some on the exhaust. Check for leaking, prolly your oil filter leaking or oil cooler o-ring, which is like $3.00.
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Re: my car smokes now

problem solved guys
oil change and filter
new valve cover gasket and valve adjustment
(vc was cause of leak now that ive seen it in the light)
btw my whole valve train was BLACK lots of sludge under there and very dirty i don't think the owners before me knew what an oil change is.
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Re: my car smokes now

Yikes...thats not good...


Mine was clean as a whistle, but I think the head was rebuilt so whatever.
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Re: my car smokes now

I was gonna say oil sending unit lol glad it's fixed
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Re: my car smokes now

id sea foam your car man clean up that oil build up
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Re: my car smokes now

im thinkin of doing it but the only thing holding me back is the worry of all the gunk breaking loose and getting into my engine and clogging something up i don't have money for a new h23 at the moment
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Re: my car smokes now

There are all kinds of cleaners that you can use to safely remove all of that build up. The right cleaners will actually break all the sludge up so that it drains out with the oil. I have run 2 different cleaners and each time has made a drastic improvement to my performance.
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