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Holy Smokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well i just bought an 81000 mile Rs Camaro.... I think i know whats goin on with it but im gonna get some other thoughts on it.
When driving the thing down the road at speed 65 mph.. it starts to smoke... oil smoke. When you stop at a light it quits in about 3-5 seconds. There isnt any sign of oil loss from the crankcase. I suspect the pcv valve is bad. I just dont want to take any chances with a numbers matching motor expiring. the motor never show signs of oil on the spark plugs.
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Welcome aboard John. got any pics of the car?
PCV is real cheap, go to your nearest autozone and swap it out then see what gives.
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Look inside the PVC hose for oil evidence if you suspect the ventilation system.
I suspect worn/dry rotted/missing valve stem seals considering the age and mileage.

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What year Camaro did you buy?

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Welcome..........

I'm gonna guess by your user name that it's a 67.
As for the oil smoke, I'm gonna go with Everett's diagnosis too.

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well the pcv valve did it.... yeah it is a 1967. the oil canister is still there. going to research the properway to replace the filter now. i assume it would be the same as a spin on type,however i am sure there is some sort of torque value floating around somewhere.

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the oil canister is still there. going to research the properway to replace the filter now. i assume it would be the same as a spin on type,however i am sure there is some sort of torque value floating around somewhere. John
Use a wrench to remove the cannister and dump oil into the drain pan. Drain pan should be under the filter already, I'm sure you know this.

Unscrew the cannister bolt and it comes with the cannister. Turn cannister over to drain remaining oil out and remove filter. If all the pieces are with the bolt, the bolt will remain with the cannister. Clean out the inside of the cannister, a shop rag or T-shirt will work.

Install new filter and set aside. Underneath the filter adpapter on the engine, use a pic or scribe and pry out the gasket between the block and filter adapter. Replace with new O-ring from filter box. A 'finger full' of oil on the cannister edge will help the sealing interface between the cannister and O-ring.

Screw on cannister and add 1/2-5/8 additional turn of cannister bolt to secure in place. Done. Take old oil to Advance Auto for recycling.

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