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Blue smoke I own a 95 Acura Legend I can drive it for thousands of highway miles and not burn a drop of oil, but as soon as I let the engine idle it is burning a strong blue smoke. I have checked the pcv and that is not the problem. Can you tell me whats going on here. thank you Randy Zuk

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  • drzook555 Oct 26, 2008

    Is there a solution for this problem without going to a full rebuild eg. a certain type of oil or an oil additive
    Thank You Randy


  • shadow1self Nov 17, 2008

    Hey I have the same problem with my 1995 Legend. If it idles for too long blue smoke comes out, or at times off a dead stop once I accelerate blue smoke also come out. It doesnt happen all the time but it happens. People say its bc my oil is mixing with my gas. My question is what is the cause of the blue smoke and how can I go about checking it and fixing it??? What are my options????

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Sounds like bad valve stem seals. Idle is a high vacuum condition in the intake system. That will draw oil past the seals when they are worn. At worst, the valve guides are also worn. Good luck.

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  • bluetegjoe Nov 01, 2008

    Additives are not a good idea if you plan to keep the car. They might not work but even if they do it is very likely that they will clog an oil passage somewhere in your engine and cause bearing failures. Try them if the rebuild cost is an issue but realize that you might lose the engine anyway. Replacing your engine with a good used one would most likely be less expensive than rebuilding your current one.Out here in california it was definitely cheaper to replace the motor in my legend than to have any rebuild done .

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Blue smoke


Blue smoke (how many miles on engine, 50k or 500K???????
to some this means, burning oil, others steam
it that blue smoke lingers a long time that is oil burning
and smells just like oil burning.
and means 2 things,
1: engine burns oil.
2: if car had autotmatic trans the vacuum modulator love fail
and suck ATF fluid to the intake plenum and burn it, and bingo burning oil like mad.
3: PCV valve packed solid,and forces engine to leak oil or burn oil. or both. this is a 50k miles service point, skipping this?
4: gas in the oil making it thin and not sneaks past valve stems.
does oil change cure this.>?

now engines.
worn out engines smoke. (burn oil)
as do bad valve guides and seals.
and bad piston rings.
100 years same story, and miles matter. History on engine too.
matters.

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My 94 acura legend blows blue smoke but not all the time why? also iam loseing water under the car and i think its the water pump how do you change that and will that make it smoke at times? Dave


The water pump won'tcause blue smoke. If it's coming out of the tail pipe, and then going away as the engine heats up, that's because your catalytic converter is doing away with the smoke, once it kicks in. That won't last forever, as your cat will plug up from this. Oull the spark plugs, and see if you have evidence of oil burning, not oil fouling. Fram / autolite gives nice diagnostic pictures in their master cataloge. Most parts stores will have a copy. As far as the water pump, need engine size.

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My smoke comes through my pipe


Well, it's the type of smoke that really matters. Does it smoke black? Blue? White? White for the first ~2 miles/5 minutes of warm up is not a bad thing, just blowing out condensation. White smoke that never stops is a sign your head is warped/head gasket is busted. Blue smoke is a sign that you're burning oil bad. Black smoke indicates an overly rich fuel condition.

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I got blue smoke coming out of the muffler after waiting on a red light. as soon as i gas it, blue smoke comes out. the smoke doesn't come out as the car is on at all times but i just find it to smoke only...


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Blue smoke


Blue smoke is never a good thing....

Blue smoke is caused by engine oil entering the cylinder area and being burned along with the fuel air mixture. As with the white smoke, just a small drop of oil leaking into the cylinder can produce blue smoke out the tailpipe. Blue smoke is more likely in older or higher mileage vehicles than newer cars with fewer miles.
How did the engine oil get inside the cylinder in the first place? The car has many seals, gaskets, and O-rings that are designed to keep the engine oil from entering the cylinder, and one of them has failed. If too much oil leaks into the cylinder and fouls the spark plug, it will cause a misfire (engine miss) in that cylinder, and the spark plug will have to be replaced or cleaned of the oil. Using thicker weight engine oil or an oil additive designed to reduce oil leaks might help reduce the amount of oil leaking into the cylinder.

your engine has worn valve guides, piston rings An engine that burns a lot of oil (more than a quart in 500 miles) is an engine that needs to be overhauled. Normal oil consumption should be a quart or less in 1500 miles. Most newer engines consume less than half a quart of oil between oil changes (every 3000 miles). So if your engine is burning oil, it's essentially worn out and needs to be repaired.
Because the cost of overhauling or replacing an engine often exceeds the value of an older car or truck, many people will just keep on driving a "mosquito fogger" in spite of the blue clouds of smoke it leaves behind. Never mind the pollution it causes, oil is cheaper than a new or rebuilt engine they reason. That philosophy may be okay if you live out in the sticks somewhere. But in urban areas that require periodic vehicle emissions testing, an engine that's burning oil usually won't pass the test because of excessive hydrocarbon (HC) emissions. You may get by on a waiver after you've spent some money (in vain) on a tune-up, but the fact remains you're still a polluter.
An engine that burns a lot of oil will also eventually foul the spark plugs. Thick, black oily deposits build up on the plugs until they cease to fire. Then the engine misfires and loses power. Cleaning or changing the plugs may temporarily solve the problem, but sooner or later they'll foul out again.
Forget about "miracle" oil additives or pills that claim to stop oil burning. They don't. Better to save your money and put it towards a valve job and new set of rings.

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Burns through 1 quart of oil every 2000 miles.


After checking out alot of Honda/Acura forums I'm finding that many owners experience the same problem you are having. The best explanation I found was at 2carpros:
http://www.2carpros.com/forum/94-acura-legend-burning-oil-vt7734.html
From what I'm reading, only way to stop the oil loss is a new engine. If your car is running fine, I'd hesitate to change anything with the engine and stock up on oil.

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Blue Smoke: Blue smoke is caused by engine oil entering the cylinder area and being burned along with the fuel air mixture. As with the white smoke, just a small drop of oil leaking into the cylinder can produce blue smoke out the tailpipe. Blue smoke is more likely in older or higher mileage vehicles than newer cars with fewer miles.
How did the engine oil get inside the cylinder in the first place? The car has many seals, gaskets, and O-rings that are designed to keep the engine oil from entering the cylinder, and one of them has failed. If too much oil leaks into the cylinder and fouls the spark plug, it will cause a misfire (engine miss) in that cylinder, and the spark plug will have to be replaced or cleaned of the oil. Using thicker weight engine oil or an oil additive designed to reduce oil leaks might help reduce the amount of oil leaking into the cylinder. I that doesn't work then i would get with a mechanic and have it leak tested for possible piston ring replacement.

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