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Our van blows out smoke when i start the engine when its cold. its a 96 ford econovan. we got new valve stem seals put in and that didnt fix the problem either

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I suggest that you have a compression test done to see if its bad rings or not.But then again I would have to know whether or not its a whitish color smoke or a heavy dark smoke,And then I would also have to know if it smells like oil burning or excessive water vapor.A good diagnostic shop would do all the tests required to give an informative diagnostic.

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Black and blue smoke when cold start


Hey Anon..this is a serious problem ONLY if you do not keep your engine oil level full...but you do need to get it repaired as soon as you can..
Sounds like you may only need new valve stem seals...BUT.. you need to check and see if your car smokes when driving.. especially when you are stopped at a red light, then take off again...Does it smoke then.>??? >> THIS IS IMPORTANT!!... It determines whether its rings and/or valve stem seals.. If it smokes after a red light.. it could be rings and valve stem seals.. If it ONLY smokes in the morning.. its a 99% chance its just worn out valve stems seals...
Find a qualified professional (ASE Certified or Toyota Factory shop) ..This is NOT an inexpensive fix..BUT - ASK if they will replace the valve stems seals without removing the heads..( I KNOW they can..its just a matter of WILL they!?!?)...BUT....The shop will want to rework your head(s).. called a "valve job" and this is normal,-- they will remove the head(s), all the valves, regrind their sealing surface and regrind the valve seats in the heads, install new valve stem seals, new intake gaskets, new head gaskets, fresh antifreeze..(get a new -QUALITY- thermostat and have them install it - no need to chance overheating your engine), they should "surface the heads".. giving them a fresh gasket sealing surface.. this will restore the sealing surfaces and help with the compression, and I would recommend letting them do it if you can!!....if you do this -- MAKE SURE you ask/demand for ALL your old parts back,-- all of them!! Good luck,, please mark as/if helpful...thanks!!

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Stem seals replaced. still smoke from exhaust after sitting all night ok after warm up


Could be left over residue burning itself out. Could be the seal is not properly seated and it starts to smoke then after it warms up the seal heats up and forms a better seat by seating itself. Give it a few days and if problems consists reapply the seal and tighten all bolts evenly at a little at a time

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I have a problem with my econovan, i havent had a service done to it in over 6 months and now when i took it to a guy to service it, its been blowing blue / white smoke only on cold motor so i did some...


Hello, I have several suggestions for you. Your problems can still be with the cause of the blue smoke. You need to get a compression test done on the motor either with an elaborate test machine at a Dealer or Tune-up shop or use an old-fashion compression gauge. With the valve cover off and engine running you can also push on the valve spring with your thumb and weak valve springs will cause the engine to miss. Sometimes the weak springs can be detected with a Vacuum gauge, showing a bouncing needle. Your valve stems may be gummed up from the bad oil seals you changed.

The blue smoke is also a sign that the oil rings for the pistons are worn out or have rotated to give a bad seal. When the engine warms, the rings expand and helps eliminate the smoke. Check your sparkplugs for oil staining. Your sparkplugs may be fouled and this condition is called "blow-by".

You can check and clean your EGR valve because it needs to seat or your engine can not idle smoothly. Check the Intake manifold for loose bolts, then use a water mist around the seams to see if the Intake gasket is leaking. Just use an old spray bottle filled with water and spray the engine while it is running.

I hope my solutions are very helpful to you in finding the problem.

May 09, 2011 | Ford Econoline Cars & Trucks

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Smokes really bad at the beginning, but after you drive the car for 15 min or so it almost stops. What could that be?


Hi :) What is happening? you say Well when you shut the engine down the oil is hot and it runs by the valve stems because the stem guides are warren out and sits on the piston till you start the engine next time. It take a bit to burn it off then it burns clean till the next time you stop running the engine for any lenght of time.Take it in to the shop and have new valve guides put in it or unbrella seals put on under the valve spring this will stop the oil from leaking past the valve stems. I put a cup of transmission oil/Fluid/Dexron2/3 every time i change my oil to keep my valve seals soft and rubbery and it helps

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My fiesta 1.6 zetec 16v is blowing blue smoke with strong odour of petrol ,what is wrong with it ?


Hi

it sounds like it is burning oil not petrol but you will smell petrol as the oil is leaking in through the head, the valve stem oil seals will most likely have gone, very common on fords. they are very cheap bt unfortunately you have to remove the cylinder head to replace them so that means a head gasket and a new cambelt and head bolts thats where it gets expensive. in the UK you are looking at about £300 to £500 in a general garage.

there is another solution that will last for months if not years, get some STP the type that you need to heat up to get it to come out of the can, this will seal up the leaking stems and shuld stop the smoke, most people do this before they sell that car.

Valve stem oil seals often go because the car has been driven hard, but you should still expect them to go at around 80-100k miles anyway.

Hope this helps
Regards

Dan

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I have a 2003 ford expedition it smokes sometimes when i crank it what could be the cause of this the smoke is blue


blue smoke is oil possible worn or damaged component in head-usual problem is valve seal or worn valve guides -pull and inspect the spark plugs look for which one[s] is fouled or oil soaked that will narrow down where ur problem is

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My 2002 suzuki xl7 smokes when I start it.


If its when you start it cold its probably valve stem seals,as the oil runs through them overnight and dumps in the cylinders when you start it cold and it smokes,if its smoking when hot or warm and when you rev it its probably piston rings,you didnt say how many miles are on the car,even try thicker oil and a new filter to help

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My 1996 EL Falcon blows smoke only on startup after sitting for at least 8hrs .does not smoke at all after 1-2 mins driving


sounds like valve stem seals...if it is white smoke that is antifreeze , blue smoke is oil....hope that helps

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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 blows a cloud of smoke only at startup


If it's the org. engine it will has over 60,000 miles on it.
It's normal to has the valve stem seal/oil seal on the head to leak oil into the cyclinder.

The smoke you see is the motor oil drop from the valve stem seals.

It land on the top of the cyclinders and it create black smoke at start up.

The inexpensive fix is to start using high mileage oil with seal conditioner.
This will help soften the rubber seals and help reduce internal oil leak.

The correct fix is to wait until it's time for a head gasket replacement and let the professional service the head.

Complete head service is the only method to stop this internal oil drip problem.

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