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Old 06-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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I just noticed that I get a small puff of blue smoke when up shifting after a high speed corner at the track. I only notice it from gear 4 to 5. I exit the turn at 5k in 4th, as soon as I jab the throttle when in 5th I get a quick puff of blue out the back. I don't notice the smoke anywhere else, not on braking, downshifts, or accelerating after braking. My PCV breathers from the valve cover are not routed back into the engine.

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Cyl1 - 165
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Cyl3 - 163
Cyl4 - 162

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Check your 5th gear oil seal.
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Check your 5th gear oil seal.
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what about during engine braking or start up?
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what about during engine braking or start up?
No, neither. I haven't seen smoke any other time.
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Are you sure it's blue or could it be more grey? How are your accel enrichments?
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It looked blue from the rear view mirror. I'll have to have someone follow me to confirm next time. The vette I was pulling away from didn't seem like he wanted to talk after. Even after noticing it and alternating between wot and 0% I could not get smoke. Only during that one spot on the track between 4th and 5th...maybe the angle of the sun at the time.

As far as I can tell, accel enrichment seem to be spot on as the AFR gauge shows 11.2-11.5 right as I get on the gas.

I'll keep an eye on it further.
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Arent those compression numbers low? I thought we're supposed to make 180+, you're almost down to the compression I have now on my super weak engine that was broken in by elderly people (so it was likely weak and low compression its whole life).
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