Just a Little Puff
courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man
I have an '85 Dodge Ram 50 pickup. It has 142,000 miles on it, but is still in great shape. Here's the problem. It blows a large puff of blue-gray smoke when you give it gas after idling for a short period. It also smokes lightly under acceleration. It is not burning any oil whatsoever. I recently rebuilt the carb, but it didn't solve the problem (I am no carb tuning pro). Any suggestions? Thanks.
It sounds like valve seals to me. It is letting just a drop of oil to sneak past into the cylinder down the valve stem. Have them checked out.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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