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Old 04-03-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default forged internals in!!! still smoking

just got my car back and its lightly smoking white smoke from the tail pipe...
just completely rebuilt with pistons rods and other stuff....
is this normal after the motor was rebuilt??
btw it was smoking a lot when i brought it to be rebuilt... maybe oil still left over???
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see if it's still smoking after it's been broken in, and the rings have seated.
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very good point!!
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rings seat in a matter of minutes :(
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how long does it take for the motor to properly break in???
should i stay out of boost during this period???
how long until it stops smoking???
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did you have just bottem end work? head could need attention
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what turbo,? how's the pcv setup? drain line & feed setup?
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My guess is that the head isnt sealing. Did the place that rebuilt it shave the head?
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did you have just bottem end work? head could need attention
what turbo,? how's the pcv setup? drain line & feed setup
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just the bottom end
the shop said the head looked perfect




My guess is that the head isnt sealing. Did the place that rebuilt it shave the head?

i dont think so but its possible...should they??
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what turbo,? how's the pcv setup? drain line & feed setup?

small 16g... going back to a big 16g after the problems go away...
pcv valve just has a little filter on it
drain line is a -10an feed is either a -8am or -6an but im not to sure
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how long does it take for the motor to properly break in???
should i stay out of boost during this period???
how long until it stops smoking???
I say at least a few thousand miles, neogen says a few minutes. I'd recommend treating it just like a brand new car (for the same reason). Drive like a granny for a couple thousand miles, little to no boost. You say it's smoking lightly, that it's light is a good sign.

Basically, drive it like it isn't warmed up yet.
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This is where we will disagree then
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ive already put it over 5k on boost... wont do that again
a few thousand miles will probally take me about 2 years... i only drive a few miles a week..nyc sucks for driving... probally will go on road trips this summer to put on some more miles...
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No problem, I'm not looking to argue. I say tomato you say tomato.
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is it bad to run with one of the little filters on the pcv valve???
i see most people run the line towards the turbo....
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could be bad turbo seals, oil pouring into the exhaust housing will create white smoke, if your rings wernt seating it would be blue, and its doubtful that you have a BHG, but smell the smoke, if its sweet it will be Headgasket

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brand new cometic head gasket installed two days ago... only drove the car 5 miles and it was lightly smoking... does it have anything to do with the filter on the pcv valve???
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you are talking about the breather not the pcv it sounds like. The pcv is the port by the IM, the breather is at the front near the intake (exhaust side).
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yeah i think thats it....
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on the valve cover??
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