What would cause white smoke to come out of my exhaust

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Ok I replaced the valve seals, valve cover gasket, but I need to replace the o rings that go underneath the cam carriers but cant seem to find them at any auto store. Would anyone happen to know what size they are so I can just buy some universal ones?

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 4:08 AM
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You can get 3 out of the 4 but the 3rd cylinder is a special one with an additional loop for the oil pressure hole. Remove the O-ring and got to the seal shop. They can measure the size for you.

Did you try the dealer?

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 6:34 AM
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Okay so I got the o rings installed now new problem I cracked the camshaft carrier and in doing so found that one of the rods in the rocker arm assembly is bent. I am replacing the whole assembly but one question I do have is what sequence do I tighten the bolts in since when I did it the first time it cracked my camshaft carrier.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 6:22 PM
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If a camshaft carrier is bad, you would need to replace the cylinder head assy as cam carriers are cylinder head specific.

If you do not replace the cylinder head, you would have to test the bearing clearance for the camshaft journals. Install the camshaft carrier without the rocker arms first and tighten to specification. Manually turn the camshaft to test if it turns easily. It MUST.

Tightening sequence is not the main cause of you breaking the cam carrier. You did not tighten them evenly. You should be tightening them a few turns for each screw and ensure the carriers are seated correctly.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 6:35 PM
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I cant just get a whole new rocker arm assembly and put it on

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 8:21 PM
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The cam carrier bearing caps might not match and this would result in the camshaft seing up sooner or later.

If you must, reuse whatever camcarrier bearings caps possible and for the new ones you are putting in, perform the test as I outlined. If it is tight, remove the locking guide for the cap and after holding all other carriers, tighten this one last and see if it improves.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 AT 9:45 PM
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Okay I replaced the whole entire rocker arm assembly and it fit perfect and I also replaced the valve seals, but when I go to start it it will start when I give it gas but once I let off it dies is this a problem with timing and also too I am still getting blue smoke coming out from my exhaust how long should I let it run for to see if it gets any better

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 9:00 PM
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The blue smoke might be there for a few days depending on the running time. At least 1/2 and hour to see any difference.

Not the timing. Maybe the idling speed is too low. Did you adjust the valve clearances according to specs?

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:05 PM
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Dam I knew I forgot something all adjust the valves and post any differences

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:34 PM
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Ok I adjusted the valve clearances and the car started nice and fine still smoking but I did notice that oil is leaking around the cylinder head I'm thinking the gasket I got isn't doing its job which is probably causing oil to go into the cylinders what do you guys think

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:02 AM
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Where is the oil leaking from, front or rear?

The cylinder head gasket cannot be the cause of that, unless you have something trapped between the gasket layers. Oil cannot go into the cylinders via the gasket because this means you have no compression due to leakas and the engine is not going to run smoothly.

Reconfirm the leak. It should be external, most likely valve cover gasket, distributor or V-tec solenoid valve assy (if equipped) if from end of engine. Front of engine leakage means the camshaft seals.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 6:09 AM
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It is leaking from the front of the engine where the engine block seals up with the cylinder head, and I can't seem to find where my cars camshaft seals are I have a d16z6 head

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 3:14 PM
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Seal is behind the cam pulley. When you removed the camcarriers you did not check or replace it? You need to have a little sealant between the carrier and cylinder head.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 6:04 PM
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Ok so what do you mean put a little sealant between the carrier and cylinder head, and visual picture would be much appreciated and also too I remember something about replacing cam carrier o-rings where do those go pictures would be appreciated here as well if able to supply them.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 8:40 PM
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# 1 camshaft holder at timing belt side has an oil seal under it. Sealant has to be applied under it when installing to prevent oil leaks. You need to apply sealant to the # 5 holder as well.

If your engine is V-tec, it would not have the o-ring. The plug seal would be inside the valve cover and if the seals are hardened, you would need to replace them.

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 8:59 PM
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Ok I applied sealant now the only other place where it is leaking from is right at the front left corner between the engine block and the cylinder head it starts from there and stops halfway between the headers

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 10:00 PM
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You need to find the exact source of the leak to be able to rectify it.

I don't know where you are refering to so how about a pix?

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 10:24 PM
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Here is a diagram location of where it is leaking

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 10:48 PM
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Check the distributor O'ring and the # 5 cam holder. You need sealant between the cam holder and head. The leak would look as if it is from between the heads as oil woul flow down from above and accumulate at the head.

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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 7:04 AM
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My car ( KIA Carens is having the same issue. Pls what is the solution sir.

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