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Old 03-19-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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E36 320 blue smoke from acceleration

this is the seconded time i noticed this.
when i come to a complete stop then accelerate i get a nice ploom of blue smoke out the back.
But i can drive normally then floor it and its clean.

Im burning oil somehow somewhere.
Think i can still save this engine? or should i be looking for a swap?
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:14 AM   #2
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if you have worn valve seals it will do that
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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I would try playing around with different weights, brands and type of oil and also try adding in some Lucas Oil Additive.

I would try Shell Rotella T5 0W40.

This is my fav oil but I went to Canadian Tire to pick some up a few days ago but they didn't carry it any more. So it might be store to store if they carrier this oil. It will be with the Diesel oil.

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Old 03-20-2011, 11:33 AM   #4
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if you're blowing blue smoke out, the kind of oil you're using or additives is not what you should be looking into.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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When I run 100% synth my car burns oil like crazy. When I run blend it will burn almost none.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:57 PM   #6
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checked the oil level and it barely registered.
i will try i different weight next oil change and some additives.
if it continues ill look into a new engine.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
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if you're blowing blue smoke out, the kind of oil you're using or additives is not what you should be looking into.
It's the FIRST thing you should be looking into.
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