1995 olds billows blue smoke only when turning sharp lefts

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Old 01-12-09, 07:15 PM
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Exclamation 1995 olds billows blue smoke only when turning sharp lefts

Its embarrasing but when i turn a corner a big puff of blue smoke comes out. Plz help me with an idea so i dont get screwed by a mechanic when going to 1 ty all for replying
 
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Does the smoke come from the tailpipe, under the hood or elsewhere?
 
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as far as i know its out of tailpipe
 
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Old 01-14-09, 07:11 AM
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Question smoke!!!????

Only YOU know where it is exiting! Sounds like a hose, or something containing a petroleum product, is moving or being rubbed when turning left. Maybe a hose with a loose fitting is being dislocated by the front tires/suspension parts when the weight shifts to the right on left turns. Best I can do with this info.. MORE INFO. NEEDED!! To produce smoke, the substance would have to be getting on the exhaust manifold, if it us under the hood!
 
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well to be honest, it happens while giving it gas at same time. so if i accelerate 9/10 it will happen, than be sluggish for about 10-15 secs. all the while during that process it makes this noise like knocking sound, so i dont give gas, i try to drive slowly till the smoke stops but its not a knock i know what that is.
 
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Smoke while turning

Try this , I have had this problem in the past and what I have found out is that the holes inside the head under the covers have stopped up with sludge these are your oil return holes, you can take a piece of wire and clean out these holes and it will stop. (One at the rear lower corner of each head)
 
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sounds like you have valve guides that are worn along with worn valve stem seals that suck oil past the seals on a hard turn, a short term fix is to clean out the drain back holes as sarge said.

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Old 01-19-09, 03:52 PM
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tyvm for the input.... i will go and try to get the holes cleaned and see if that helps. hope its not expensive lol.
 
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Originally Posted by bgby484 View Post
well to be honest, it happens while giving it gas at same time. so if i accelerate 9/10 it will happen, than be sluggish for about 10-15 secs. all the while during that process it makes this noise like knocking sound, so i dont give gas, i try to drive slowly till the smoke stops but its not a knock i know what that is.
Does your car have an idiot light or an oil guage? Sounds like, as sarge stated, that the drain back holes in the heads COULD be partially plugged allowing the oil to fill up the valve covers to a point where the intake and or exhaust valves are pulling oil into the combustion process on a left turn. I would guess the left head/valvecover as the right side would push the oil to the outside. There should be two drain back holes- one on either end so the heads can be swapped(chevy man-heads are reversible right to left). Nest time it happens, see if you can pull off the road, shut the engine down, and check the oil. Some always remains until it sits, but the oil level should only be about 1 qt. low. If more than that, wait a few minutes and check again. It may take a while for the oil to drain back. Maybe when arriving home would be a better time?! Never have seen this problem before, but anything is possible!! Good luck and let us know how it goes!
 
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