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a Toyota camry, daaa
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I parked my 98 camry I4 last friday in the garage and I just started it today. So I started the car and step out and saw that little cloud white/bluish on the back of the car.. Never did it before... I know It's oil but any suggestion from where or why ????

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Since I'm here, I need to know the hub size of my camry to buy some hub rings for the new ADR wheels that I got today.
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I have the same problem. The oil is leaking past the valve stem seals, and into the cylinders. It usually only happens after the car has been sitting for a while. I get that puff of smoke every morning at the first start of the day. It's not a big problem for me, just annoying.
 

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see mine doesn't happen everyday, just after the car seats a least for 2 days. Can it get worse???? I was thinking taking this car overseas, but now I'm starting to hessitate .
 

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Well the valve stem seals will eventually harden and develop cracks. So, after a while it will give you a puff of smoke every morning at the 1st start of the day. It's really not a big deal until it starts puffing blue/white smoke all the time. If it's just in the morning or after a 2day "rest", it's not a problem. If you're still unsure, don't take it with you or get the seals replaced. It's a somewhat common problem in the 5sfe engines.
 
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