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BLUE SMOKE???

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by bvtec, May 15, 2004.

  1. bvtec

    bvtec Senior Member

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    hey all just needed some advice my car is throwing out blue smoke from the exhaust also oil is disappearing so im needing to refill every other month.
    what could it be?
    ( i have a feeling its the piston rings) :angry: anybody experienced anything similar??
     
  2. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    yes, blue smoke = burning oil

    do a leak down test to find where the problem is coming from
     
  3. CRX2NR18

    CRX2NR18 Senior Member

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    blue = oil
    white = anitfreeze
    black = gas


    id say what b16 said, do a check and see where its commin from, or run thicker oil. In my car i was runnin 5w30 and it smoked, so i went to 15w40 and it doesnt anymore...
     
  4. bvtec

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    sorry for being a noob but whats a leak down test.???
    also instead i was using 15w40 ive been using 10w40 could that b the problem. <_<
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    maybe...isnt 15w for trucks? i only use 10 or 5w
     
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    Citizen_Insane Senior Member

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    ^^^ Isn't your problem. You could have bad valve seals or a bad piston ring. Do a compression test and see if any of your cylinders don't have compressoin.
     
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