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Old 11-10-2005, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 93 3000GT smokes at idle

i know people have answered this questions before but i went through many many threads and cudnt get any help.

car burns oil when idle and smokes white and blue smoke from exhaust.

its not coolant, its just my seals are worn and oil is being burnt.

ive tried no smoke and some green very thick oil substance forgot wat it was called. both didnt work well

i tried CDR2 formula but it still smokes.

need some help for better suggestions.

i know a REBUILD wud be the best thing, suggest mechanics in nj ny and i will check them out.
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 93 3000GT smokes at idle

If you think its your valve seals, then you can buy used heads, get new seals installed in them and put them in your car. I was quoted 200 bucks for used heads (100K) w/ new valve seals insalled in um. (and $650 for installation)
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Old 11-10-2005, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you could probably run thicker oil until you can get that fixed so you don't have to be embarassed every time you stop at a red light (i don't know though oil not reaching the lifters may allow air bubbles to form and make them tick, i could have sworn i read that somewhere but you read a little bit of crap here occassionally )
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Old 11-11-2005, 06:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just had mine done in NJ for $650.00, What area are you from????
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Old 11-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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im in edison, NJ and ive been told by a friend whose a mechanic it will cost 1500$ to take the heads off and change everything that goes along with the pistons and valves ie. piston rings, valve seals etc. he said he cant do it b/c of time,cost parts etc. the car has 143K miles, prob has other problems but if i can get it done in $650 and have it run longer, it wud make this beauty purr

can u give me info on the mechanic that did it for u?

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Old 11-12-2005, 01:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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get a bottle of lucas and put it in there, worked for me when my base was smoking.
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:37 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: 93 3000GT smokes at idle

I have the same problem..

so I always use Synthetic Oil = $5 per bottle and BAPDAHL no-smoke product = $9..

It seems better...but you have to do it everytime you get oil change..

and Also you have you be aware of your oil level all the time..

However, the best way is get it fix... If you have money.. ^^"

because you wont pass inspection..

I'm a poor student..Just get transmission built... =.=
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Old 11-15-2005, 12:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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why the fuck would you want to take the heads off, you can do the valve stem seals ON THE CAR. and buy the seals from like napa for 60-80 bux for all of them and then find someone to do them. pulling your heads for VSS is rediculous thats more trouble than you need to have.
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What does a valve seal look like? I have a set of rebuilt heads in my garage and would like to know if my heads have new ones or whatever. Thanks
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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try mobil1 10-40 "european formula" its like liquid gold
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