why does my firebird let out smoke when started

Asked by Mar 24, 2010 at 05:16 PM about the 1986 Pontiac Firebird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 86 firebird lets out a puff of grey smoke when stated in the morning or after a while of sitting. what is the cause of this?

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This is commonly caused by oil leaking past worn valve guides when the engine sets.

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Or the valve guide seals have cracked and broken away from the guide. Valve guide seals is usually the repair for this problem however it is a bitch to do.

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Also check your pvc system. Under certain circumstances you can get a clog that can cause pressure in the head and force toil through the guide into the cylinder.

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usualy bad head gasket or valve seals depending on color of smoke

valve seals .

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