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Blue smoke from tailpipe when starting engine. Does not seem to smoke after start up.

Recently started smoking when first started

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More than likely you have worn engine valve guides and or seals.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013

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SOURCE: I recently purchased a 2002 camry XLE and white

This is a common problem on Camrys. It happens because the valve stem seals are starting to go bad. As the car sits overnight, oil leaks down through the seals into the combustion chamber. The oil in the chamber burns off when you start the car, causing the temporary smoke out the tailpipe.

Two options for repair: Either replace the entire head, or remove the head and replace the valve stem seals. The cost comes out about the same. Depending on who does the work and where you source the parts, it could range from $800-$1,000 on the low end to over $2,000.

Camrys of that model year are also prone to the oil "sludging" problem, which may or may not be related to the valve stem seal problem. Look under the valve cover, If you see heavy deposits of carbon/sludge on the rocker arms, you might think twice before spending a lot of money on this car.

If this solution is helpful, please give feedback. Thank you.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Blue smoke really coming out

sounds like the valve stem oil seals need replacing there under the valve springs you have to remove the cyl head to do the job its about 8hours to do it andy

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SOURCE: 92 Camry with smoke and "shuttering"

Blue smoke means oil is being burned
do a compression check

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: We have billowing blue smoke when the engine

The 1998-2003 series Siennas shared the same engine with the RX 300. Apparently, they were designed to run hot, too hot since some people have had problems with oil "sludge" forming in the engine.
I never did but maybe because I got lucky or change the oil religiously every 3-4k miles (128k on 2020 Sienna now). 
My problem right now is I can't get it out of Park gear.
Anyway, look into it further.

Posted on May 22, 2010

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im dave; hope i can help

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