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Old 07-08-2006, 05:09 AM   #1
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dsm smoking question

a friend of mine recently bought a 1990 AWD turbo talon. the problem is, it smokes out the exhaust and the engine. after looking at it, the smoke is not coming from the turbo, so it's not the turbo. it is, however coming from the head, but it is NOT the gasket, b/c it doesnt smell like coolant. after talking with him, i found out that the car had been sitting for a while when he bought it. could that be the reason it is smoking? what can be done to stop it? will it eventually stop as new oil and gas runs through it?
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:51 AM   #2
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It probably is the valve cover gasket, allowing oil to get in. What color is the smoke?
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Old 07-08-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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It probably is the valve cover gasket, allowing oil to get in. What color is the smoke?
A "valve cover gasket, allowing oil to get in"? Allowing oil to get in where? You do realize of course that the valve cover gasket's job it to keep oil in and not let it out. This forum seemed much smarter while you weren't here. Do us a favor and go away again.

P.S. Don't tell me the spark plug tubes because oil can't leak past the plugs into the combustion chambers.
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:14 PM   #4
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the smoke is white, but as vwhobo said, all the valve cover gasket does is keeps the oil in. as far as the smoke, it does NOT smell like it would be coolant, like i said, and if it were burning oil, it wouldnt be smoking this much.

VWHOBO...do you think it could be mearly the legnth of time that is sat that is causing it to smoke?
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:46 PM   #5
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the smoke is white, but as vwhobo said, all the valve cover gasket does is keeps the oil in. as far as the smoke, it does NOT smell like it would be coolant, like i said, and if it were burning oil, it wouldnt be smoking this much.

VWHOBO...do you think it could be mearly the legnth of time that is sat that is causing it to smoke?
Sitting does not make a car smoke. If you have white smoke it is most likely coolant, but... If the car hasn't been run enough to dry condensation out of the exhaust system it could be nothing more than moisture in the cat/muffler. Is it using coolant? Are you sure it's white and not blue? The reason the car was parked might be bad turbo seals.
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Old 07-09-2006, 04:09 AM   #6
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yes, the smoke, IS white, and it doesnt smell like it is burning coolent. and the smoke isnt coming from anywhere near the turbo
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