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blue smoke

nbudwig Feb 16, 2010

  1. nbudwig

    nbudwig New Member

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    Hi, My 2002 s3 has started to smoke on start up (only start up) renewed the plugs and 2 of them had wet oil on the tips and on the threads and the other 2 were perfect no oil and a light brown coloured tip. The car drives and performs fine. Any ideas what the problem could be.

    Thanks
     
  2. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    the S3 is notorious for smoking on start up for a good few miles.....is it definately blue smoke?
     
  3. nbudwig

    nbudwig New Member

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    yeah blue smoke i thought stem seals but cant understand why the 2 plugs closest to the air box had oil on them and the other 2 didn't
     
  4. domburg

    domburg Member

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    hi

    i'd say valve stem seals are worn, i might be wrong (im not a mechanic) the valves may have been open in the two cylinders, allow oil to settle on the plugs and the other two cylinders the valves will have been closed enough to not let the oil pass through, if you check the plugs again you might have oil on the different plugs.

    i may be talking complete **** here tho so wait for some one more knowlegable lol
     

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