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today my car started burning oil =(....only from a dead stop and only sometimes tho. what do you guys think? worn rings? head gasket mayb (i hope)? i think it might be my valve guides leaking but im not sure almost all my stuff is relatively new i have a Y8 head gasket (made into a 2 pice, the middle layer was taken out)...but my pistons have oily tops and my spark plugs dont show any indication of oil on them or at least they dont have any oily residue. any advice would be helpfull
 

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What it just started smoking or something? Or you just smell burnt oil? Maybe its just an oil leak buring on the e. manifold?
 

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nah i acctualy saw it burning white smoke, i let my buddy drive it...and it only does it from a dead stop after it sits for a min, when you put it in gear,clutch out and put load on the motor it gives a puff of white smoke, im just curious, and its not becaust i dont change my oil cuz im anal about my maint. could it be a worn valve guide or a seeping head gasket? rings?
 

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I thought that when an engine was burning oil the smoke was sorta blue?
 

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whiteish-blue = oil, black = gas
 

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your sayin its WHITE, like WHITE WHITE?? cause if its _white_, then its coolant getting burned, which would be a bad gasket- head gasket more than likely. but, if its blueish at all then its oil, light blue dark blue whatever, oil.
check your coolant level to see if its gone down, that way you will be able to tell whats being burnt. check your oil level too is that going down too and getting dirty very quickly?
yah usually if it just does it from a dead stop its valve guides, but not always.
does it smoke when you first start your car up after its been chillin for a while? i would let it sit fora while and then start it up and rev on it, if it puffs out oil then some oils been dripping onto your cylinders.
do a compression test too.
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there are many test u can do 2 see what it is, a leak down test will tell u if its bad guides, and a compression test will point more at bad rings.
dunno if you have what u need 2 do these tests, but if u dont there not 2 expencive 2 have done.
good luck i hate burning oil have dealt w/ it so many times, its emabrrising too.
 

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yea my oil is getting dirtty pretty quick, i did a comp. check and all is at about 225-235 but cyl. 2 is like 210.... but im gonna go get a leak down test done, by one of my buddies. thanks again.
 
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