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Old 9th July 2019, 10:29   #1
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Default Blue Smoke Problem Overkill ?

I have now gone down the road of getting vital components to see if it will cure my ongoing problem. I will start with fitting 4 refurbed injectors as MarinaBrian suggested, if that does not cure it then I shall get the Turbo fitted. If some of you think I have more money than sense so be it.
If it is still not happy then it may be the stem seals.

This is what I have waiting to be fitted.

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Old 9th July 2019, 10:42   #2
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Hi Julien, I am really sorry to see you are having to go through the pain of the expense involved. Hopefully the solution will be as Brian suggests and not the stem seals.
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Hi Julien, I am really sorry to see you are having to go through the pain of the expense involved. Hopefully the solution will be as Brian suggests and not the stem seals.
Hi Phil.
Same to you likewise, after all your problems health wise, you certainly did not need the stressful time with your car, you did not need that type of hassle it would have really pessed me off big time.
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Same to you likewise, after all your problems health wise, you certainly did not need the stressful time with your car, you did not need that type of hassle it would have really pessed me off big time.
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As per usual Julien, you are right. Even though the belts had been changed at 70K in 2010, I was under pressure from certain quarters, to change the belts again and to sort out the blue smoke. The advice made sense, so in removing the old belts, the camshaft snapped and you know the rest of the story.

I should add, that I have seen the camshaft and one end of it was rusty and brittle. It was just a matter of time before it was going to fail. I don’t blame the mechanic for what happened.

You and myself have to stay positive and upbeat, right
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As per usual Julien, you are right. Even though the belts had been changed at 70K in 2010, I was under pressure from certain quarters, to change the belts again and to sort out the blue smoke. The advice made sense, so in removing the old belts, the camshaft snapped and you know the rest of the story.

I should add, that I have seen the camshaft and one end of it was rusty and brittle. It was just a matter of time before it was going to fail. I donít blame the mechanic for what happened.

You and myself have to stay positive and upbeat, right
Good Morning Phil and Jessica.

Spot on with that last statement, what would life be without these hiccups.

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I have now gone down the road of getting vital components to see if it will cure my ongoing problem. I will start with fitting 4 refurbed injectors as MarinaBrian suggested, if that does not cure it then I shall get the Turbo fitted. If some of you think I have more money than sense so be it.
If it is still not happy then it may be the stem seals.

This is what I have waiting to be fitted.

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Blue smoke from worn valve stem seals will only appear on start up in the morning then go away.

Oil can leak past the seals overnight to burn and smoke next morning.----
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Blue smoke from worn valve stem seals will only appear on start up in the morning then go away.

Oil can leak past the seals overnight to burn and smoke next morning.----
Yes, but Rev's car has too few miles to be worn valve stem seals IMHO.

I think either injectors (though I thought they would make white or black smoke) or turbo seal (same symptoms as valve stem seals).
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This will be an interesting exercise Julian. Is it the injectors? Is it stem seals? Is it turbo? This is intriguing. I hope it is the injectors, Best of luck.
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Yes, but Rev's car has too few miles to be worn valve stem seals IMHO.

I think either injectors (though I thought they would make white or black smoke) or turbo seal (same symptoms as valve stem seals).
Generally if the turbo seals are worn the exhaust will smoke all of the time. The oil will be forced out under pressure with the engine running.
Valve stem seals, drip feed only.
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Fitted any of those bits you have REV and if so has it cured anything ???
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