When engine is warm there is blue smoke coming from the dual exhaust, also misfire code reading on cylinder number five

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STEVE W.
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GM Part #12602245 from the parts book.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 7:59 PM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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Thank you
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 AT 3:20 AM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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What would cause a coolant oil mixture on the valve cover itself but it's not on my valves or in my oil not sure what's going on
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Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 AT 4:40 AM
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LISA M. SIEGMAN
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What is that brown stuff
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 11:51 AM
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STEVE W.
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That looks like the goop you get when dexcool gets mixed with another coolant and gets air in it. Looks like new gaskets as well.

Oh the question earlier about the oil/water inside the valve cover. That can happen if it's humid or the vehicle doesn't get driven on a long drive to heat the oil and boil off any moisture.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 2:26 PM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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Yes those are new gaskets I did that a few months ago but found out my lower intske was leaking so had to tale it apart again so I cleaned everything again and put new gaskets on it and also my lower intake was nlt torqued down lime it should have been im thinking thats been my whole problem im going to take it to get an acid flush done on it at a shop to clean the whole engine
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 3:36 PM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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Torqued like it should have been
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 5:00 PM
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STEVE W.
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Yep, a loose intake can cause a LOT of problems. On the newer engines like yours it's even worse because of the uneven clamping forces the bolt angle applies. That and the OEM plastic gasket are primary reason why a lot of folks don't like dexcool even when it wasn't the reason the gaskets failed.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 5:49 PM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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So that would also cause a lot of condensation as well am I correct in normally do all the work but I've been busy and trusted a mechanic and he didn't even tourqe the bolts on the lower part and I kept getting a misfire on #5 and when I tore down my engine I seen all kinds of condensation and I was livid I put a lot of money into this truck and paid him good money and he almost screwed me out of a truck and this time it's completely tourqed the right way so hopefully no more problems and no more dex cool
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 6:20 PM
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STEVE W.
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Yep, water could easily get past a loose gasket. Oil could also get drawn in easily, in looking at your picture you can actually see the streaks in the intake runners on the head.
If you scraped all the crud down you will want to change the oil, use a cheap oil with one quart of ATF to help flush the crud to the pan, then change the oil & filter.
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 7:09 PM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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I will get that I sucked most of it out with a shop vac and wiped it down but when I do this with ATF DO I START IT TO FLOW THRU or do I just pour it in and drain
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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 AT 7:42 PM
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STEVE W.
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Start it and let the ATF run through the system, it will help dissolve the crud and flush it out. Then drain it while it's warm. ATF is basically a 10 weight oil with a lot of detergents and gum cutter additives. The older trick is to dump a couple quarts of kerosene in and run that until the engine is warm. It works but ATF is a lot safer for the engine parts.
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 4:59 AM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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Thank you I will do just that thank you so much for your help
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 7:16 AM
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JOHNNY G.JR
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Make sure you change filter also
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Friday, December 23rd, 2016 AT 10:29 AM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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Broken bolt on cylinder head WTF how can I remove it without replacing the whole thing don't have the money
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Saturday, December 24th, 2016 AT 6:36 PM
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CJ MEDEVAC
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Well,

The bolt diameter (not the head) is how big?

How much room is in front of the broken bolt?

Here's the tricky one!

Did the head bottom out (up top) and snap off?

OR

Did the bolts shaft go to the bottom of the hole and bottom out (then the head sheared off)?

Simpler terms, is there a space between the bolt tip and the bottom of the hole now that the head is broke off?

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Saturday, December 24th, 2016 AT 6:57 PM
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STEVE W.
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Broken bolts are a PIA. Which bolt broke and how did it break, flush with the head, some part still sticking out, as removal is different?

My first step on a broken bolt is to take a center punch and mark the center of the broken part.
If part of it is sticking out I like to clean around it, then use a torch (propane is fine, butane even works) to heat the bolt. Now take a candle and place it against the bolt, the wax will melt and wick into the threads. Clean and heat it again. Then use a pair of vice grips to grab the stub and gently try turning it in both directions. Once you get it moving it will usually screw out.

If it broken off flush, it's a bit more work. Get a set (or just the sizes needed for the bolt you have) of LEFT hand drill bits and a couple broken bolt extractors to match.
Proceed as above except you don't use the vice grips. Instead you will pick a drill about 1/2 the size of the broken bolt. Now drill in the center of the bolt and stop when you get to the point that an extractor will actually grab. Now place the extractor in the hole and tap it with a hammer STRAIGHT in, don't break the extractor. Now gently try unscrewing the bolt. If it doesn't come out with light force. Remove the extractor and heat it again. Repeat until it comes out.

IF you have a welder and the bolt is broken off with some sticking out, you can take a nut, place it over the broken bolt, weld it in place and they usually will come out.

Or you can just drill it out and install a heli-coil to get the threads back.
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Sunday, December 25th, 2016 AT 6:49 AM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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This is the pic
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Sunday, December 25th, 2016 AT 8:30 AM
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STEVE W.
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That should come out rather easily unless it was cross threaded going in. Left hand drill bit and be sure to drill straight down matching the angle of the hole to the right. Heat it up first, then some wax or lube. Then clean the flange around it and tape plastic around it so the chips get collected, a couple magnets under the plastic to hold the chips wouldn't be a bad idea. Then GENTLY drill it out. Wrap some tape around the bit to match the depth of the ones that came out. Try an easy out and see if it backs out.

A few videos on the topic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-VD1yx61bA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tjhs-0kFl8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbZZFWaIzyU

Best of luck.
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Sunday, December 25th, 2016 AT 3:51 PM
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LISA SIEGMAN
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Got the bolt out but come to find out have a cracked cylinder head on the drivers side
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Wednesday, December 28th, 2016 AT 9:06 AM

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