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Old 01-08-2005, 03:58 PM   #11
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it'* a lite blue smoke... gets really bad now just idle or stopped at a red light... car runs great just smokes... is there an additive I can add to stop the smoking? thanx

I don't know what kind of blue smoke that attributed to the cold weather unless is a Diesel engine.


For an additive to try out, go to the local parts store and get a bottle of Lucas Oil Additive......Pretty this stuff and we used it in my buddies truck which smoked like a bonfire full of leaves, and it cut the smoke down in over half...... But that'* the only stuff that I can think of that seriously works.
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My bonnie used to smoke on a cold start after sitting for several days. This was condensation in the exhaust system [I could see the water dripping out]. The water only dripped out when it was exhaust condensation.. so I know it was that. And then the colour of the smoke was a very light blue.. and it was hard to tell it was blue unless you were close to it. Looked white from a distance. After 30 seconds of running it cleared up, so my guess is, that isn't your problem, because wouldn't it have burnt off by then?


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My bonnie used to smoke on a cold start after sitting for several days. This was condensation in the exhaust system [I could see the water dripping out]. The water only dripped out when it was exhaust condensation.. so I know it was that. And then the colour of the smoke was a very light blue.. and it was hard to tell it was blue unless you were close to it. Looked white from a distance. After 30 seconds of running it cleared up, so my guess is, that isn't your problem, because wouldn't it have burnt off by then?


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It ususally takes about 4-5 miles I think to burn ALL of it out of the oil......But that'* not smoke coming out of your pipe......That would be steam.
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Hmm... I don't know then. Either way, I hated it, and it scared the **** outta me the first time it happened. What I do know, is it hasn't done it for quite some time, mind you my car hasn't run for quite some time, either.. so who knows. I still think it might be, that the oil is overfilled.


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I think burning a little oil is common for the ser2. I've been told that when I hammer it there is blue smoke.
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You might have stuck oil rings. Try some SeaFoam engine treatment. It is supposed to clean out and free stuck rings, clean out sludge, etc. At $5 a bottle, it could prove to be a very cheap fix. It definately helped out with oil consumption on my grandfather'* '95 bonneville with 120,000 miles. He was going through a half quart a month, and after doing the seafoam a month ago, he has not noticed oil loss so far.
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Hmm... I don't know then. Either way, I hated it, and it scared the ***^ outta me the first time it happened. What I do know, is it hasn't done it for quite some time, mind you my car hasn't run for quite some time, either.. so who knows. I still think it might be, that the oil is overfilled.


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Over filling the oil wouldn't burn it off.......Just cause too much pressure on the seals and you'd probably shoot out a rear main or something......Now if it'* like a drop or two......1/2 qt somehwere in there, then I wouldn't worry about it too much.....Anythiung more I'd be gettin my 9/16" out and the drain pan.
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