My 92 toyota tercel was burning oil and smoking real bad from tilpipe. I was informed it was the valves. Checked all valves and replaced bad exhaust valves. With the help of my friend, he lapped and installed the valves. We put the head back on with new head gasket and head bolts. Started the car and it seemed fine. Next day went to start the car and there was smoke from tailpipe again. It stopped smoking when it warm up to normal temperature. We thought it was oil in the coolant that accidentally got mix when we were setting the timing. Next day went to start the car and same thing. I took the car for a test drive and it lacks power in 1st gear. I checked oil level and it was low. No leaks, just burning oil. I looked online and some say it could be oil leaking past seals and was burning off when you start the car. Other say it could be the cat converter. If car sits for awile and you start it, it will smoke then stop when warm up. Any suggestions.
Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 AT 6:02 AM