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    Smoking after cam-swap

    Just finished a cam-swap on Friday. It looks like there is blue smoke coming out the exhaust when it idles, it seems to go away after a little bit. I put all new valve seals on when I did the swap and all new gaskets, any idea why it could be doing that?

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    smoking

    I've had two friends who had LS1 hot cams put in their cars at the same place. They both smoked a little, but after a few hundred miles on them both, one stopped the other didn't. I've been told that some times a few of the hot cams will smoke no matter what & others wont, sometimes permanently. I do not know this to be a fact or fiction.

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    Hmm, I've got the TSP228R I'll have to see what happens after I put some miles on it. Ill keep an eye on my oil level to..just to make sure I'm not burning it.

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    I've got a tune for May 7th....I was thinking the same thing. I guess we will see if it helps, I think its only during idle that it does it. Ill figured it out in a couple weeks I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKitchenSink View Post
    I've got a tune for May 7th....I was thinking the same thing. I guess we will see if it helps, I think its only during idle that it does it. Ill figured it out in a couple weeks I guess.
    does it do it everytime you start up the car?
    BTW i dont know why but your user name is fucking sweet....

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    Umm...It doesnt seem like its ALL the time....im not really sure. Glad you like the username haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKitchenSink View Post
    Umm...It doesnt seem like its ALL the time....im not really sure. Glad you like the username haha
    the reason i ask is it might be oil burning off the headers and the heads. seems stupid i know but if you just swapped it then you never know. but get a tune ASAP.

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