WHITE BLUE SMOKE

1996 Ford Probe

Tiny

bwurr

November, 15, 2008 AT 8:43 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Ford Probe 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 108000 miles

when I start the car after it sits for 4 hours or more it smokes real bad for 3-4 minutes. Then it will quit. The smoke looks almost white but it smells like oil burning. The water level remains the same but it uses a little oil.I'm thinking the valve seals may be bad. Do you have to remove the head to replace them?

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Tiny

pear69

November, 16, 2008 AT 2:37 AM

Yes, but you must use the proper spring compressor and retain the valves once the valve springs are removed or the valve will fall into the combustion chamber. There are 4 valves per cylinder on your engine.

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