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Maybe no one understood my question let me elaberate,2001suzuki grand Vitara valve cover gaskets replaced now it's white smoke coming from tailpipe what could he have done

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You are burning oil,is there oil in your gas??did he think it was 2 cycle?or was that all he had for gas?,is there too much oil in the crankcase??,did you have other work done to it when the gaskets were done,is it time to replace the rings??or if they were replaced,were they staggered when they were put on??if the rings need replacing,he didnt do anything.

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

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SOURCE: replace valve cover gasket

I have the same problem on a 2003 Town & Country. The cover for the front 3 cylinders is quite straight forward, but in order to do the rear cylinders I believe you are going to have to remove the cowling below the windshield. You will need a gear puller to remover the windshield wipers first, then remove the cowling. Than should give you more room to work. It's still not going to be easy, but it sure beats paying hundreds of $$$$ in labor charges.

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SOURCE: White smoke and the smell

Bradley,
You have stated two problems. Coming to second first. Smell of burning rubber. in the car rubber is only at two places where it can burn, The tyres, unlikely as you have not commented upon your driving habits. Some people like to rev the engine so much before take off that the tyres go burning for the first few hundred meters. And then there is rubber on the wires and cables. You have to check the wires for any heat while the engine is running.
Coming to the first now. White smoke is generally of unburnt fiel and not oil. Oil alwayd give black smoke and that is the indication you get when the exhaust is giving black smoke. That means that the engine is consuming oil. if it is white then that indicates that the engine is cold and burning more gas/diesel. Is your a diesel vehicle?? But as you say it from under the hood. And that too behind the engine block. May be that the gasket is leaking from somewhere. If you could check the engine oil level for a few days early in the morning before starting the engine. If the level drops and the exhaust tail pipe does not blacken your finger when you rub it in it would mean that the oil is being burnt. Now what I suggest is that with the engine running and hand brakes on, go under the car with hood open and try to locate the source of the smoke. I am sure you would be able to locate it.
Then we talk again.

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SOURCE: white smoke coming out of tailpipe when starting what could it be?

The white smoke is most likely burning antifreeze due to a blown head gasket. The oxygen sensor code is most likely an oxygen sensor that has been destroyed by the anyifreeze. Replacing the oxygen sensor will not do any good until the problem with the engine is fixed. The trans code is anybody's guess because there are probably 50 different transmission codes possible and you did not mention which one you are getting.

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SOURCE: What is the labor rate to replace both valve cover gaskets on a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5liter

In the USA $300-350 labour. Parts about $50

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SOURCE: Valve cover gaskets replaced on Suzuki Grand Vitara now smoking out exhaust losing oil from exaust

triple posted and fully answered 1 time.
do we get 4 posts.?
id the VC gasket leaking or not. just look only YOU can nobody here. ever.

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triple posted and fully answered 1 time.
do we get 4 posts.?
id the VC gasket leaking or not. just look only YOU can nobody here. ever.

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Bad valve guides and/or valve guide seals would put oil from the top of the head and into the cylinders. That is a far bigger job than just replacing valve cover gaskets.

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