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its a kia
03-23-2008, 03:13 PM
i searched and didnt find anything pertaining to my scenario

out of the exhaust during a cold start and warming up, smoke is billowing out, cant tell what it smells like, my nose is clogged from a cold right now, once the car is warmed up i will drive it and it i will smoke for about one minute then it will stop, just had head work done, bc cams, springs, retainers and new valve seals and cometic headgasket

head work was done about 3 weeks ago and it started smoking about a week ago, its worse than a week ago

could this be the valve seals, piston rings, headgasket?


03-23-2008, 06:40 PM
Blueish smoke means you're burning oil.

03-23-2008, 07:08 PM
sounds like there's some sort of clearance issue with the cylinders and the walls. as metal heats up it expands which may explain why the smoke goes away after it's been thoroughly warmed up. Correct me if i'm wrong.

03-23-2008, 07:11 PM
youre burning oil. your piston rings might be fukkked

03-23-2008, 07:18 PM
How did you search... by posting this thread?
That by the way, is the same as like 15 other threads
Blue means oil
White means water/coolant
black means gas

which means.... you are burning oil


its a kia
03-23-2008, 08:25 PM
but nothing about it going away, seemed like it was constant smoke in the other threads, but thanks for the info