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Old 23 Nov 2009, 10:16 pm
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Default 1988 honda accord blue smoke?

Recently i took battery off and my power cable touched metal and it sparked and then engine turned off. I put the battery back on and the car started to throw out a lot of smoke thru the exhaust it was like a blueish whitehshh color and smelled like oil but car does not overgheat or noting it runs perfectly fine.after running it for minutes smoke starts to go away but it comes back its not a consistant time.....by the way car has 275,000 miles but engine seems healthy no noises or vibrations
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Old 23 Nov 2009, 10:31 pm
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Blue smoke is usually oil in the gas/exhaust... not sure how zapping your engine could have done that. Perhaps it damaged a coil pack spark plug/cable. To check that, run the engine for a minute or two then pull the spark plugs. They should be clean and dry. If they're wet, one of them isn't sparking and that's your problem.
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Old 23 Nov 2009, 10:46 pm
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it still might be burning oil even tho the car might be runing fine the car might have some bad or worn valve stem seal which would cause oil to leak into the exaust manifold and/or intake manifold you wont be able to detect that unless you check your oil gauges regulary and you might not be able to tell by that either the blueish smoke is cause from oil gettin burned in the exuast manifod cause smoke to flow out your exaust and if it leaks bad it might the oil might sit and accumulate and that cause the huge cluod of smoke when u take off i had that problem when i switch from honda to dodge that did not last switched to a integra not more then a year and a half later
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Old 23 Nov 2009, 11:01 pm
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As the guy above me said it could be something related to the valves, but could also be piston rings. The best thing is to take it to a shop and get a compression test to see if the engines compression is good. This will also tell if the rings are good/bad and also if it is the valves, depending on if they do a wet test as well as a dry test.
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