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    Smoke on start up

    Hey! I have a 00 ss with 41k on the clock. she smokes when I start it or after a hard accel what do you think is going on? I dont drive it much at all like maybe 1500 a year.....any ideas?

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    What color smoke? Is it white or more of a blue-gray color?
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    blue/gray

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    Sounds like your car is burning oil either due to bad valve seals or bad piston rings. Could also be an issue with your PCV system.

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    None of which sounds cheap.. Think it needs imediate attention? She still runs strong!

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    My money is on valve seals...but PCV is up there too

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    PCV is probably the cheapest to fix. You can even swap over to a catch can, which can be had for under $100. To determine whether it's valve seals or piston rings, you'll have to have a leakdown test done and a compression test. Pull your MAF and related piping away from the throttle body and see if you see any oil at the bottom of the throttle body. This can be an indication of a PCV issue. Hopefully others will chime in with their thoughts.

    Keep an eye on your oil level and fill as needed until you get it sorted out.

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    Make sure it's not black smoke, as that would be fuel - your car running rich. Otherwise, Chris is right on the money. You could also pull the spark plugs and check them to see any signs of oil burning show.

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    Like Walt suggest I'd pull the plugs first. Maybe run a can of Seafoam to clear the system out. It seems to me to have to little miles to start having Valve seal problems.

    I'm thinking that because it sits for so long that and driven so little that it is just burning the oil that the crappy pcv system lets through. My reasoning is because he says it's only on startup and hard acceleration. If it was all the time then I would say bad rings or valve seals could be in play.


    Do you use any fuel stabilizer while it sits?

    Gas doesn't always stay good. I've read somewhere that after 4-6 months the properties start to separate. Any moisture in the tank or fuel can separate in as little as a month.

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    Imho,, car sits too much..

    I suspect dried up valve seals, stuck PCV valve/system.

    Check for dry rot and oil leaks elsewhere.

    Letting a car sit is'nt the best thing for it, gotta run it once in a while if it sits a lot.

    Even if garage kept.

    Just my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Imho,, car sits too much..

    I suspect dried up valve seals, stuck PCV valve/system.

    Check for dry rot and oil leaks elsewhere.

    Letting a car sit is'nt the best thing for it, gotta run it once in a while if it sits a lot.

    Even if garage kept.

    Just my .02
    I agree. Things need to be lubricated and the only way to do that is by letting the car run regularly, even if not driven much. This is why I'm always really skeptical of older cars with really low miles. It's a catch 22 really. High mile cars nobody wants and too low of miles can be bad too if not maintained properly.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Thanks for all he input this is very helpful!! I do put stabil in it. How do i check the pcv system? There are no leaks or anything anyplace else.

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    Did you look to see if you had any oil sitting in your throttle body?

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    OH! you did say that! HA! No sir I have not, I will check that and get back to you all. Thanks again!

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