Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Glendale, AZ
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Smoke at startup???
Lost the head gasket couple years back, took to shop and found the head cracked as well. New work done was a new complete head assembly, ARP studs, grid heater delete, pusher intake, egr delete, external waste gate, full 4" exhaust, all deletes done. Truck runs great, no issues with operation. Coolant, boost, power, etc seems spot on. Only issue is that when the truck is started after sitting a couple hours it blows a nice big puff of white smoke (maybe blue, my old eyes can't tell the diff) and smells of burnt oil, clears out pretty fast maybe one or two more throttle hits and its gone. Have a buddy tell me he could smell brunt oil when following me but can't really see any smoke, worse when I hit the throttle. Truck now uses oil too. Original shop that did the work is not an option. That being said, any thoughts on what this could be? My first thought was a leaking valve guide seals, had to believe with a brand new head assembly. There is no fuel or smell in the oil and the smoke smells like burnt oil. Its using about 1 quart of oil for every 2-3000 miles driven and before this work being done it never used a drop. Could it be turbo seals leaking, valve guide seals or injectors? Figure injectors would smell of raw fuel and didn't think that bad turbo seals would only smoke on start up.
Any ideas what the problem could be and how to diagnose without spending a crapload of cash for a shop to diagnose?
2011 Dodge MegaCab DRW 4x4 SLT White, 1-1/2" level kit, 285/75R17 Nitto Dura Grapplers on Ultra Goliath Wheels, EFI Live Draconian Tuned, GDP Pro-gate, ARP Studs, Pusher Intake system, GDP Grid Heater Delete, BD Exhaust Manifold, Edge CTS2