Blue Smoke from Exhaust Pipe
- Socket set
- Wrench Set
- Screw Driver Set
- Protective eyewear and clothing
Blue Smoke from Exhaust Tail Pipe Step 1 - Some engine's have small oil drain back holes in the cylinder head, these holes allow the engine's oil to drain back into the oil pan. If these drain back holes become plugged with sludge it can cause motor oil to fill the valve cover up, causing oil to seep down into the intake and exhaust valves and into the combustion chamber. To repair this problem remove the valve cover and clean debris from the drain back holes, reassemble and recheck (Note: After the repair you must wait 2 to 4 days before the remainder of oil on the valve stems to be removed.)
- Its important to note that if you decide to repair the engine, often you
are looking at hourly repair rates plus parts and machine work. This is quite
costly depending on the age of the engine, this may well not be worth the expense
of the repair. If you are highly fond of the vehicle and intend to keep it,
there are definitely times when a new or rebuilt engine is a more desirable
option. The best options on a new or rebuilt engine maybe obtained by the dealer;
surprisingly dealer cost for the engine (engine only, not labor to install)
is close to what a engine rebuild can cost independently.
- Poorly maintained engines are much more prone to problems such as smoking. The excessive friction leads to catastrophic engine failure. Preventative maintenance is cheap insurance to ensure that a vehicle runs as smooth as possible for many miles to come.