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    I have smoke coming from my car. It looks like its coming from the headers and the collector. I have them wrapped and when i changed my oil i got some on the wrap. Could the smoke be from burning the oil off ? But the top of the headers looks like its smoking to and i know i couldnt have gotten any oil up there. I also just got the fast intake and thought it was burning those oils off but its been like a week of me driving and its still smoking. any ideas ?

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    Header wrap with smoke a bit for a little while. How long have they been wrapped? Otherwise it could be valve covers leaking onto the headers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    Header wrap with smoke a bit for a little while. How long have they been wrapped? Otherwise it could be valve covers leaking onto the headers
    This was my first thought...

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    Agree. A little bit of oil can smoke a whole bunch. Absent any actual leaks, it should burn off fairly quickly with the exhaust up to temp. If you short trip the car, it may take a few runs for it to fully dissipate.

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    Valve covers leaking ? It could be that. Is that something serious or can I ride with it for a little bit?

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    As long as oil is not pouring out, you can ride with it. If there was no smoke until you dumped oil on your wrapped headers, that is most likely the issue though.

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