Just a Little Puff

courtesy of Bob, The Auto Answer Man


Hi Bob,
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.
Jay J.

Jay,
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.
Good Luck!
Drive Safely!
Bob, The Auto Answer Man


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