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Old 04-24-2009, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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blue smoke on start up

I started my 2003 Camry in the morning after sitting all night and a puff of blue smoke came out. What could this be related too? Its the 4 cyl. And regular maintenance has been done. 110,000miles.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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blue smoke means you are burning oil.
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I started my 2003 Camry in the morning after sitting all night and a puff of blue smoke came out. What could this be related too? Its the 4 cyl. And regular maintenance has been done. 110,000miles.

blue is oil ...
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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or worn valve guides.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Another blue smoke thread.........here we go again and again..........
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Here we go again. Your valves have neat little seals that prevent oil from draining down the stem into the port. As an engine ages these things begin to wear out. At 110,000 miles it is no surprise that your seals are leaking. No huge deal. Pay attention to the amount of oil consumed. You will rarely notice smoke when the engine is running and you might not need to add oil between changes. We aren't talking about a lot of oil here. It just takes some time for it to leak down past the seals. This is very normal for a car with higher mileage.
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Another blue smoke thread.........here we go again and again..........
Actually, this is the first 'blue smoke' thread I've seen in quite a while. The others are "Oil loss, or oil loss study thread..."
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try using some of that high milage engine oil. Its supposed to help lube and swell the seals up and maybe provide better sealing. Ive never used that type of oil but it might be worth a shot.
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try using some of that high milage engine oil. Its supposed to help lube and swell the seals up and maybe provide better sealing. Ive never used that type of oil but it might be worth a shot.
that is usually a temp fix. (like covering it up with a band-aid.)

i wouldnt suggest it if you plan on keeping your car...just fix the problem with new seals.
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that is usually a temp fix. (like covering it up with a band-aid.)

i wouldnt suggest it if you plan on keeping your car...just fix the problem with new seals.

If the smoke does not stop Ill just up new seals in it. Thanks All!!
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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blue smoke probably won't stop on your car. A handful of Gen5 owners had this problem and it was fixed by new seals. Good luck!
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New seals are not fun to do without the right tools. I let a few valve springs fly and i dropped a valve once into a engine. Good luck with that! Hey, put some 20W50 into it and sell it asap! Its a Camry, it will sell!
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hey, put some 20W50 into it and sell it asap! Its a Camry, it will sell!
That would be deceptive. I wouldn't recommend selling a car knowing that there is a problem with the engine.
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Good luck with that! Hey, put some 20W50 into it and sell it asap! Its a Camry, it will sell!
what if you bought a used car and has a slash on your brake lines and the previous owner just tape it off with any kind of tape????? and you got to an accident and see the previous owner did that to your vehicle. wouldn't you get mad on that owner? i hope it won't happen to you!!!
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