should i be worried about smoke out of left tail pipe


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Jan 17, 2007
i have a 1990 lx with a cobra intake E303 cam cold air intake 65mm throttle body i drove the car tonight for about 30min and i noticed when i got home it was smoking out the left tail pipe not a lot but some blue smoke i did not start smoking until tonight i just put the cobra intake and the E303 cam i ran the car 3 or 4 times before just idling and reving and it did not smoke before just started tonight what could it be valves because of cam? or pistonring stuck?i have only had the intake and cam on 3 weeks would tempature outside have anything to do with it the tempature is -2 with a wind chill of -15?
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Thats freakin cold my friend, im from the akron area i feel your pain, temp right now is -3! You probably wont even notice it when its warm outside but thats definetly a sign of oil being burnt up, its gotta be valve seals or piston rings going south. Its only normal for an older engine to burn a little oil, im sure your probably pushing 100k miles or so. Maybe some of the experts can chime in
yeah it wont hurt too much. just keep checking your fluids (oil, coolant, etc.) and of course your spark plugs. if it gets worse or makes noise then park it, or else you'll be putting a short block in, along with those heads.