If the smoke has stopped, which I don't think it should have, it might be something else. I would keep an eye on the oil infiltration. If that is still occurring, check compression. Should be about 165 or so. If there is more than 20% differance between the cylinders, then you are developing a problem. Remember too that the oil is starting to clog up the catalytic converter with soot/carbon. If that gets too bad, the exhaust will all be going to the air cleaner through the EGR tubes, and may blow the hoses off the air cleaner. This is very surprising. The engine will REALLY bog down, lose power, then POW, you suddenly sound like a Russian tank. The EGR tubes will have to be cleaned out, in addition to the EGR valve on the manifold, and the air cleaner. Also, check the front and rear oil seals, as the pressurized oil system may be forcing oil out through them, and they will fail suddenly. A reman engine is going to run about $2000, by the way. Have just gone through all of this, and decided to rebuild instead. THAT cost $1100. Good luck!
Monday, March 23rd, 2009 AT 8:40 AM