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Old 09-06-2004, 09:35 AM   #1
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Question blue smoke out the exhaust at idle?!?!?

what would be the reasons for blue white smoke coming out the exhaust,only if ive been idling for a while, and when i give it gas a cloud of smoke comes out....please help thnx!!!
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Old 09-06-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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Blueish Smoke means your burning oil.,Could be A number of things, Piston rings worn out, valve seals wornout, Turbo seals wornout.

I would do a Compression test, if the result are good then, I would look into the valve seals, or turbo .

just my opponion.

Does it only smoke at idle, or when you get on it?
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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yea it only does it at idle the longer i sit without givin it gas the more it will smoke when i do,give it gas.
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Old 09-06-2004, 08:54 PM   #4
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sounds like valve stem seals to me, . But im not tottally sure.
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Old 09-06-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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sounds like valve stem seals to me, . But im not tottally sure.
in order to change the seals would their be anyway of doin it without pulling the head?
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Old 09-06-2004, 10:05 PM   #6
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Yeah, you can swap out the valve stem seals without pulling the head rather easily.

http://www.vfaq.com/mods/Valvestem-seals.html


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Originally posted by TURBODAGAIN
Blueish Smoke means your burning oil.,Could be A number of things, Piston rings worn out, valve seals wornout, Turbo seals wornout.

I would do a Compression test, if the result are good then, I would look into the valve seals, or turbo .
So is this the general consensus for him (and me)? If the compression test comes up good and there is the blue smoke then that basically leaves the valve stem seals, right?

Also 4rceFedGsT as I was researching this very same thing I noticed that the VFAQ has a very good procedure for a compression test, it even has all the acceptable numbers for the various engines.

Damn that VFAQ is good....
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Old 09-16-2004, 08:33 AM   #8
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I have this same problem and have kind of a dumb question.

I would like to do this myself. Does the timing belt have to be completely removed to do this job? Or, can you just remove the upper timing belt cover and somehow get the belt off off the two camshaft pulleys? After doing the valve work, can you then somehow realign the camshaft pulleys and slip the belt back on?
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