Why is my Silverados 5 3 blowing white smoke?

Why is my Silverados 5 3 blowing white smoke?

If your piston rings are getting worn, there could be just a bit of oil getting into your cylinders when the truck sits. Then when you start poof the one cloud of smoke comes out as the oil gets burnt?

Can a 2006 Silverado 5.3L smoking on startup?

2006 Silverado 5.3L Smoking on Startup Solved! If you own a GM truck or other vehicle with a 5.3L smoking on startup, you should read this. When starting the vehicle after it has sat for a while you’ll get some bluish white smoke from the exhaust. You’re burning oil, but relax.

Why does my GMC Truck have blue smoke at start up?

It can and does happen to most any make/model. New seals likely would fix the issue, but if it’s just a little puff, a more cost effective solution may be to just not look at the tailpipe when you start it up. Honestly, if you regularly change the oil at 3k miles, you may want to try going back to dino oil.

What’s the problem with a GM 5.3 liter?

GM 5.3 liter, excessive oil consumption, blue smoke on start up. Cheap and easy fix. – YouTube If playback doesn’t begin shortly, try restarting your device.

Why does my Silverado Sierra have blue smoke?

Last edited by starspangled6.0 on Feb 15 2012, 10:56pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Removed unnecessary quote. You are probably having oil leak into the cylinders when it sits for a long time (probably bad valve stem seals).

Why is my 5.3 engine blowing white smoke?

Condensation can also occur in the exhaust- larger displacement engines getting hotter faster and can start boiling it off pretty quickly compared to condensation dripping out on smaller engines. Re: Help! my 5.3 is blowing some white smoke!

What does Blue Smoke mean in an engine?

What Does Blue Smoke Mean? Blue smoke is a clear sign telling your car engine is burning oil. What happens is that the piston rings or the valve guide seals or other components of the engine are worn or broken, causing oil leaking. The oil will flow into the combustion chamber, then it is being burnt together with the fuel, creating blue smoke.

Can a white smoke be oil or coolant?

White smoke can also be coolant. If it has a sweet smell that’s a pretty good indicator that you’re burning coolant and not oil. Although (IMHO) it would be weird to not burn coolant continually, so oil is probably more likely. Re: Help! my 5.3 is blowing some white smoke!