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This is a discussion on smokes after headers + ORY within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I just intstalled pacesetter lts along with an ORY and my car seems to smoke in higher rpms. I was ...

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    I just intstalled pacesetter lts along with an ORY and my car seems to smoke in higher rpms. I was wondering if running no cats causes cars to smoke more than with them. Or if headers cause the engine to run richer since I havent had the car tuned yet. The car uses no oil and only has about 80k, any advice?

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    more than likely just needs tuned.

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    if there is smoke comming off the headers that is normal... if it's coming out the exhaust you're probably running rich and need your AF ratio tuned like Orion said...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    if there is smoke comming off the headers that is normal... if it's coming out the exhaust you're probably running rich and need your AF ratio tuned like Orion said...
    Its coming out of the exhaust, kinda whitish blue color, nothing major. My only mods are full exhaust, CAI, and descreened MAF.

    Should I tune now or will it hurt anything to wait and do a few other mods first?

    Such as ported TB and LS6 intake, and maybe TB bypass mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 00WS6BlueMetallic View Post
    Its coming out of the exhaust, kinda whitish blue color, nothing major. My only mods are full exhaust, CAI, and descreened MAF.

    Should I tune now or will it hurt anything to wait and do a few other mods first?

    Such as ported TB and LS6 intake, and maybe TB bypass mod.
    blue smoke = burning oil... check your oil level when you get home... i bet your car is burning it up...

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    Mine did this when I installed my kooks headers and y. The reason ur car is smoking is because the new headers are coated in a oily substance inside the tubes that is burning off. It should only last the maximum of a few hours after install. If it continues to smoke then something else is up!

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    Not burning any oil has stayed at the same level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00WS6BlueMetallic View Post
    Not burning any oil has stayed at the same level.
    Sounds like your running rich if you've had them on for more than a few hours. I'd get a tune eventually

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    Getting it tuned this weekend ill keep you guys posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00WS6BlueMetallic View Post
    I just intstalled pacesetter lts along with an ORY and my car seems to smoke in higher rpms. I was wondering if running no cats causes cars to smoke more than with them. Or if headers cause the engine to run richer since I havent had the car tuned yet. The car uses no oil and only has about 80k, any advice?
    this statement is what made me believe it's a tuning issue. New headers will smoke and stink a little bit when you first heat them up but it's physically smoking from the headers and not from the combustion process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    this statement is what made me believe it's a tuning issue. New headers will smoke and stink a little bit when you first heat them up but it's physically smoking from the headers and not from the combustion process.
    hehe... first time i installed headers on a friends car he thought his clutch was burning up... then he checked his brakes... "Spaz!!! wft did you do?! it's burning up some where!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    hehe... first time i installed headers on a friends car he thought his clutch was burning up... then he checked his brakes... "Spaz!!! wft did you do?! it's burning up some where!!!"
    I thought mine was the clutch too, however I was happy to learn it was just burning off the gunk thats in there from the factory. It def scared the hell out of me

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