1991 Chevy Camaro Z28 Miles: 162,000 I just bought this car and he said it smokes a little bit on start up but will stop, after owning it for a week, it has not stopped smoking after start-up and there is a bad exhaust smell outside and inside the car. I don't know anything about cars but my first instinct would be an exhaust leak. I'm not sure exactly what color the smoke is, but recently it snowed, and after running the car for about 10 minutes, the snow was black. My wife seems to think it is a cracked head, but there is no coolant smell, the temperature is fine, no oil in the water or water in the oil, the oil pressure is fine, but it is also idling at 1500 rpm. I don't want to take it to a mechanic around here because i've been previously ripped off by atleast four of them in the past. Is it possibly a DIY problem? I noticed an oil leak and asked the guy who sold it to me and he said it was possibly the O-rings or valve cover gasket, would that make it smoke excessively and reek of exhaust? Or is that another problem entirely? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated : ( Please help.
Friday, January 5th, 2007 AT 12:11 PM