Question about 1987 Dodge Daytona
Car idles great and runs fine but smokes a lot
Could be several things. A blown head gasket can come in a large range of severity, and is a good place to start looking. Is there "milky" stuff in the oil? if so it is from H2O getting in from the head gasket and means you should have it replaced. It could be the valve seals are bad, and it could be blow by (Oil) through the pistons if you have 1,000,000,000,000 or so miles. (Yes, a trillion). If it still has good power, no water (H2O) in the oil, and runs good, you could just drive it till it gets like, real bad. If you love the car, have the head gasket looked at/ replaced, get a valve job but be wary getting a new head because if lower moter has many miles, then a new, tight head will probably vastly accelerate the lower end tearing up. (half new, tight seals, and half older, looser seals, equals 2x pressure on the older.. get it?). I have had a blown head gasket in a 2.2 avenger that ran for 60,000 miles before it got (actually, the rear main went out so..) bad enough to need worked on. It is all about luck, really. Good Luck and God Bless.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Your valve stem seals on the valves inside the head are not sealing and oil is leaking past them. That oil falls inot the cylinder of each piston and when the car is started it is burning that off. Replacing the seals are cheap, but the valve springs and valve keepers have to come off to replace them. Also that's a good time to replace the valve cover gasket.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
SOURCE: blue smoke
sorry to say blue smoke is oil and with what you've described sounds like the oil rings on the pistons have given up the ghost, time for a new engine or a rebuild sorry for the bad news. valve stem seals are the only other thing that will cause exhaust smoke but only when you first start the car never while running. hope i have been of some assistance.
Posted on May 15, 2009
SOURCE: smoking at higher rpms
Hi, its time for a ring set job in this vehicle. the blue smoke is a sign of major oil consumption due to bad piston rings. you also have faulty valve seals as well. this is deep engine repair and it will be costly.
If you cant do this job soon, be sure to watch the oil consumption by checking the level regularly and, monitor the oil pressure as well.
Posted on May 21, 2009
sorry to inform you that the cylinder head gasket needs to be replaced or you have a cracked cylinder head.......either repair is expensive
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
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