White smoke on decel

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by 2blueking, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. 2blueking

    2blueking Member

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    A good friend of mine has a '96 EGC . I noticed riding behind him the other day that when he was on the throttle for a bit & let off, he had a good puff of white smoke coming out of the right pipe.Smelled like oil. You can also run your finger inside the pipes & they'll be covered in black "soot". Running rich? I did notice he put some oil in it last week,wondering if he overfilled...
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Could also be bad valve seals and or worn guides, keep an eye on it at check the compression:s
     
  3. deucedog

    deucedog Active Member

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    Are you sure it's white smoke and not light blue? If it's light blue, it's oil. Fuel would produce dark/black smoke.
     
  4. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I think Captain Jack has your buddy covered. That is what I would be checking for.

    TQ