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This is a discussion on smokey exhaust?? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I finally got on my car the other day to see what it could do. I put a cam and ...

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    smokey exhaust??

    I finally got on my car the other day to see what it could do. I put a cam and headers on it. When i got up to 100 let off looked behind me and the whole street coverd in white smoke....is this normal or is there something wrong??

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    White smoke is usually not a good sign. Did you get the car tuned after the cam install?

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    yes i did the shop that tuned it said it was fine the only thing was i had an exhaust leak

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    Can you hear the exhaust leak? An exhaust leak won't produce any excess smoke. Sounds to me that the engine is burning oil. Especially since you said that the whole street was covered in white smoke. Are you sure it was comming from the exhaust and oil wasn't blowing onto the headers or something? Is it still doing this or was it just the one time?

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    well ya i could hear that annoying ticking noise.. and its from the left header..it has burnt some oil but my car has always burnt at least some oil..i havent seen to many people around my town with a cammed ls1 so not sure how smokey it should actually be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kc's01t/a View Post
    well ya i could hear that annoying ticking noise.. and its from the left header..it has burnt some oil but my car has always burnt at least some oil..i havent seen to many people around my town with a cammed ls1 so not sure how smokey it should actually be...
    Well it shouldn't be anymore smokier than it was stock. The cam won't have anything to do with the engine burning oil. If the smoke was black than I would say that the tune is a little rich. I would do a compression check.

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    white smoke = water or coolant
    white blue smoke = oil
    black smoke = carbon (rich condition)

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    If it blows smoke on deceleration, you can be pretty sure you've got a valve seal problem.

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    it possible that its just running to rich cause doesnt smoke on decel..

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    first time i dynoed my car i freaked cause all the black smoke from the exhaust, after a cam swap, new exhaust and a good tune it is so much better still gets black smoke now and again but not much

    white smoke usually a bad sign but could be an wasy fix ....

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    I did heads & Cam and no smoke.I say take it back to the shop and not drive it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johno View Post
    I did heads & Cam and no smoke.I say take it back to the shop and not drive it.
    x2 no issues here, and i did all the work myself.. if it's white smoke and bad, id say you have a bad headgasket.. just my thoughts dont know what they are worth.. lol

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