BLUE SMOKE

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

Tiny

nyyank33

February, 3, 2011 AT 6:42 PM

How long would it be before I have to do major repair work to a vehicle (2002 chevy avalanche 1500 z71) with 240k miles that has just started emitting blue exhaust smoke?

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Wrenchtech

February, 3, 2011 AT 7:05 PM

It's time now.

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nyyank33

February, 3, 2011 AT 7:28 PM

What kind of a response is that: OK, recession thinking/limited money. The vehicle is running fine with this exception. Generally, as an estimate, how long would you say I may have before it is constantly streaming smoke like that car on the road you don't want to be behind and you can't recirc the cabin air (6mos/1yr: moderate to light driving)

Tiny

Wrenchtech

February, 3, 2011 AT 7:33 PM

The engine has 240K on it and is effectively "worn out". The blue smoke proves that. You already have low compression which will cause problems when it needs it most. If you expect to drive it until it stops on the side of the road, you aren't far from that now.

Tiny

nyyank33

February, 3, 2011 AT 7:37 PM

Ok thanks. That's what I wanted to hear. I like that reply and will use your services more often!

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 11, 2011 AT 4:36 PM

Closing out question

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