Why is there smoke coming out of here?

Posted by scorpio87m1, May 7, 2009
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  1. scorpio87m1

    scorpio87m1 Banned Member

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    Why is there smoke coming out of here? Does this mean i have a bad head gasket? And what is that sound?
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    It looked like it was coming from the exhaust manifold, or valve cover. Have you done a compression test on your cylinders to determine if it's the headgasket? As for the sound, i could only imagine it being a turbo problem, but I've never heard anything like that from any DSM.
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    Agreed; it looks like it's coming from the exhaust manifold, but here's a few things you can do:

    1. As mentioned, do a compression test
    2. Do a leak-down test. It will tell you quite a lot about what is going on.
    3. Use some Seafoam to search for exhaust leaks.

    As for the sound...do you mean the "beeping" sound? If so, I haven't got a clue.
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    I would check to see if you have a leak on the exhaust manifold first its a little easier to check the the head gasket and you would also h\get a better look to see if you blow the head gasket

    I would check to see if you have a leak on the exhaust manifold first its a little easier to check the the head gasket and you would also get a better look to see if you blow the head gasket
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    Looks to be a exhaust leak.
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  6. scorpio87m1

    scorpio87m1 Banned Member

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    why is the smoke blue tho
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    i watched the video and agree with everyone above ^^^

    the smoke is blue because your burning oil and it could be a couple of things, you won't know for sure until you do the above.
    I wasn't able to see what bov your running but my 1g bov made the same whistle at 3-4 lbs of vacuum, i could get it to whistle on command even being recirc'd. ;)

    there might not be anything wrong with your motor, you might just need a new valve cover gasket. hopefully everything checks good man...


    :dsm:
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  8. scorpio87m1

    scorpio87m1 Banned Member

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    i hope so to and i do have a crush 1g bov
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