Gm doesnt have the best valve seals in the car industry. If the smoke clears up after a short time it will be the valve guides. If it continues to smoke constantly it will be the rings.
But I would rule out the rings with todays engine technologies. My truck was driven hard every day it started, and pulled race cars, tractors, heck anything I could hook up to it and I pulled it out running perfect at 221,000 miles with no bearing wear, almost no cylinder wear. Only thing was egr ports were 80% clogged up from sludge.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 AT 10:00 AM