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Old 07-07-2010, 07:36 PM   #11
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Then I'm with Bill on this, your valve cover gaskets are leaking. I misundersood and thought it was coming from the oil filler hole.
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Easy fix? Pricy fix? Thanks guys!
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Valve cover gaskets for my ssei were 51 bucks I just made em with permmatex cuz mine was doing the same
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It'* a some what easy fix, but you will need a inch pound torque wrench.
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Someone told me that as long as I checked my oil on a regular basis(daily, every other day, etc.), this would just be an annoyance. Somehow, I don't believe that, and I think this could turn into a major issue. Correct?
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What'* happening is, the oil is seeping past the valve cover gasket and getting onto the exhaust manifolds. When they get hot, it burns off the oil which equals some smoke. Many engines will do this when the gasket leaks.

As far as it being a major issue? No. Unless it is leaking so much oil that you have to dump oil in everyday. If it smokes a little at first start up and goes away for the rest of the day, then you will be fine. Get the gasket replaced soon.
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As far as it being a major issue? No. Unless it is leaking so much oil that you have to dump oil in everyday. If it smokes a little at first start up and goes away for the rest of the day, then you will be fine. Get the gasket replaced soon.
This is what'* happening, thus far. Thanks, glad to know I don't need to rush out tomorrow, but I can wait a week or so.
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