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Blue smokes come out tailpipe when i start the car but stops afte

Blue smokes come out tailpipe but stops after 30 seconds.

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  • Paul Marks Jul 30, 2012

    howdie sounds like blowin value seals you can get a lube for this but it only works for awhile how much oil are you losin in a week ? how many miles does it have? it all depends on how you like your car and how far you willing to pay thats up to you

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Helllo there
Symptom: Gray or blue smoke from the exhaust. You notice gray smoke coming from the exhaust when you start your car. The smoke may or may not disappear after the car is warmed. If it is, it is less noticeable. The smoke may have a bluish tint to it. Possible causes:

  1. The engine's piston rings may be worn.
    The Fix: Replace piston rings. (Generally not a DIY job)
  2. The engine's valve seals may be worn.
    The Fix: Replace valve seals. (Generally not a DIY job)
  3. Damaged or worn valve guides.
    The Fix: Replace valve guides. (Not a DIY job)
Symptom: Engine uses more oil than normal, and there is some smoke from the exhaust. The oil level is low between oil changes. It appears that the oil is being burned by the engine because of the smoke in the exhaust. You may or may not notice the engine doesn't have the same power as it used to.
Possible causes:

  1. The PCV system is not working properly.
    The Fix: Replace PCV valve.
  2. The engine may have mechanical problems.
    The Fix: Check compression to determine engine condition.
  3. The engine's piston rings may be worn.
    The Fix: Replace piston rings. (Generally not a DIY job)
  4. The engine's valve seals may be worn.
    The Fix: Replace valve seals. (Generally not a DIY job)

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You don't say if this is just upon start up, or? If it's just on start up, it's a worn valve guide/seal. Oil seeps past it into the combustion chamber and burns off as soon as you start the vehicle. Worn piston rings would cause it to blow blue smoke all of the time, not just at start up.

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