I have a 98 s10 ZR2 there's thin white smoke coming from the oil dip stick port. Any ideas?

5

Asked by Jul 25, 2014 at 09:19 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr ZR2 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

227,985

It's normal for oil to do that in all cars. The older the oil gets, the easier it heats up and when it heats up it smokes. The smoke you see is combustion gases that "blowby" the piston rings and valve seals in an engine. A small amount is good, a lot is bad.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5

It's getting heavier but oil is holding up. I'm thinking it could be pvc?

227,985

I was thinking the same, replace the PCV valve and see if it clears up. Cheap insurance.

5

Just replaced the pvc made the smoke thiner and now looks normal

227,985

Yeh!!!!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2000 zr2 3 answers

    So I have had everything done to this truck tune up plugs new gaskets o2 sensors said had a misfire on cylinder 4 cause of power steering pump leaking oil on sensors so got that replaced and all se...

    2000 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS 4WD Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 99 chevy 2.2 has smoke coming out of valve cover hose, filling up the air housing with oil 11 answers

    The oil filler has no blowby, runs OK, but there's pressure and smoke coming out of the tube on top of valve cover, Does this have a PCV ? Or should i say does it have a serviceable PCV & is that th...

    1999 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 98s10 smoke out tail pipe 2 answers

    Hey guys im back again. This time i have a 98 s10. When i got the truck it ran rough but wasnt smokeing, it had been sitting for about two years so i figured the miss was plugs and wires and possi...

    1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr LS Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chevy S10 overheating 50 answers

    I have a 1994 Chevy S10 that was overheating...I flushed the system, replaced the radiator and thermostat...that seemed to fix the problem...that was in last October.....now its overheating again...t...

    1994 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Blowing white smoke 2 answers

    Bought 04' Chevy suburban drove it a two days then started smoking heavily from exhaust after being stopped at stop signs or stop lights, when I stepped on exhelerater clouds of white smoke would c...

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban LS 1500 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

S-10

Looking for a Used S-10 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,456 nationwide S-10 listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet S-10 Questions

Chevrolet S-10 Experts

#1 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 2,230
#2 Trebor66
Trebor66
Reputation 950
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 930
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Ranger
179 Great Deals out of 6,251 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,044 Great Deals out of 159,123 listings starting at $895
Used GMC Sonoma
6 Great Deals out of 477 listings starting at $2,700
Used Toyota Tacoma
548 Great Deals out of 37,717 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford F-150
2,442 Great Deals out of 209,895 listings starting at $895
Used Dodge Dakota
109 Great Deals out of 3,928 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Blazer
3 Great Deals out of 1,126 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Frontier
412 Great Deals out of 26,041 listings starting at $2,400
Used GMC Sierra 1500
911 Great Deals out of 64,477 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500
442 Great Deals out of 11,487 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet C/K 1500
884 listings starting at $4,599
Used Chevrolet Camaro
146 Great Deals out of 35,590 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
311 Great Deals out of 45,395 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Chevrolet S-10 For Sale
57 listings starting at $3,499
2003 Chevrolet S-10 For Sale
359 listings starting at $1,495
2002 Chevrolet S-10 For Sale
224 listings starting at $1,995
2001 Chevrolet S-10 For Sale
184 listings starting at $3,300