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Re: smoking

Lino M. Valadas wrote:
> Hi,
> Can anybody shed some light on the following problem with my 86 5kQTW.
> When I start the engine after sitting all night, I some times (80% of the
> time) get a puff of smoke out of the exhaust (sometimes more like a cloud).
> Aside from that the car doesn't burn oil. 


     I had the same problem after I had to replace the valves {belt 
broke}. My car did the same on start up and no other.

     I would check the valve guides seals. UI had one just one riding up 
and down with the valve instead of sealing the guide. The fix is to 
replace the seals with new ones. Not a hard thing to do but you do need 
the bar type spring compressor that attaches to the head. The hand screw 
type WILL not work!!

     Marty S.