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Old 06-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #11
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I replaced my wheel bearing a month ago but the problem isnt that becuase the smoke is coming from the engine block and escaping from the hood and through the wheel bearing on the right side im go with the valve cover
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I fixed the problem took about 1 hour all it was is a bad rear valve cover gasket. 15 buck + RTV silcone the car doesnt smoke any more thanks for you guys help
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I fixed the problem took about 1 hour all it was is a bad rear valve cover gasket. 15 buck + RTV silcone the car doesnt smoke any more thanks for you guys help
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Think of all the money you saved doing it yourself. That'* more money to buy more tools. My wife never falls for that.
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I thought the problem seized but having another vehicle (Infiniti) I tend to neglect my bonne.Im tired of spending money fixing little things on this car.

I replaced the rear valve cover gasket. Everything seem fine until I drove the car for a full day and the smoke still remains. I double check the screw on the valve cover to make sure they are tight and accidently broke one screw off the cover on the corner. I cntant determine where and why the smoke is coming from the back of my engine.

I dont believe the valve cover gasket is the culprit. If anyone has had this problem or might have a suggestion I would dearly appreciate the help.
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Does the smoke smell oily? Inspect the rear exhaust manifold real close. Sounds like oil is leaking on to the manifold. Only place that can come from is the valve cover gasket.
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yes the smoke smells like oil, the smoke is white and is coming from the exhaust manifold area
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It could just be left over oil from before your repair.
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Degrease the motor and drive it for a few days. If the smoke comes back, get an inspection mirror and see if the oil is coming from the rear valve cover. The other area you might check is to get under the car and make certain you don't have oil leaking from the sender, filter, filter plate or pan on that side of the car. when you drive it can splash up on the down pipe and when you stop, the smoke would appear to be coming from the wheel well area.
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I will get a rag and wipe down the suspected area and get back to you with more information
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