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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 01, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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everytime i start my car white smoke comes out of the tail pipe. i have an '89 rs camaro, what is the deal? and it sounds like my valves are rattling, what causes that?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 01, 09:28 AM
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white usually means antifreeze leak,light blue is oil burning,which in your case could be worn valveguides/seals.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 23rd, 01, 05:10 PM
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It's antifreeze. It looks like your head gasket is ready to fail.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it expensive to get those parts replaced?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 06:47 AM
 
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Not if you do them early...I would replace them now.If it goes on, you could run into alot more expense.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 24th, 01, 02:50 PM
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The cost will be alot less to replace parts now, than when the car is dead on the road.
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