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Old March 25th, 2009, 08:31 PM
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Smoke after oil change

I changed my oil a week ago, replacing dino with MaxLife syn blend 10-40. I also used a bottle of the LR fuel conditioner. Noticed a little smoke at start afterwards, now it's smoking quite a bit. Stupid question, but is this just the engine acclimating to the new oil? Thanks for any thoughts you may have. DM
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Old March 25th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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what color is the smoke? If its blue Im thinking you may have over-filled.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:11 AM
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I'd say white to blue. I didn't think it was high enough to make a difference, but after reading your reply, I removed quite a bit. It's not smoking as badly, but still a fair amount. I noticed it more at the beginning of my 15 minute trip this morning.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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You overfilled it.
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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I know it seems obvious, but it's not even full. Is there a possibility that the fuel conditioner is screwing something up temporarily?
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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Probally just the Valvoline
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Old March 26th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Could be, from my POV, it looks like Marlboro acquired Valvoline
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:33 AM
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have you replaced the valve cover breather flame trap and associated emissions hoses?
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Old March 26th, 2009, 11:44 AM
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No, I have no clue what any of that is... Mechanic just said that it's probably burning coolant, could be head gaskets (probably due to the fact I overfilled in the first place).
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