Smoke out of dip stick tube

Asked by Aug 31, 2016 at 12:32 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2003 s10 crew cab,smoke in tube, going up hill, low power but high rpm.no
burning smell,or bad smoke out of exhaust,no leaks

3 Answers

Check your transmission

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Smoke out of your oil dipstick tube can mean only one thing, bad rings. Combustion gases are blowing by and getting into the crankcase. Low power is another indicator of this. A compression test on each cylinder will tell you which ones are bad.

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You may notice some smoke if you just shut it off and it is setting but not a lot of smoke, but if it is running and PCV system is operating properly and you still see smoke then KenF is right on the money with what he stated.

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