I didn't pay for my tags on time in november 2007. So i didn,t drive it. every once in awhile i would start it but soon it ran all the way out of gas. I know smart right. So know at the time it was january I changed the oil pan gasket ,put some gas in it ,the batt is dead so i charge. Start it and it starts shacking. So now i go to the auto parts store and get spark plugs and cap and rotor put it all together .Now it's time to start my car and it runs fine Turn it of check my work start it again then here comes the smoke. When i first start it nothing when i push and the gas it starts to flow. I take it out for a drive and after awhile it will stop smoking. Now what did i do to it?My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
....the patch helped my mom stop smokingMy 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
it is running rich. could have an coolant temp sensor bad telling it that the motor is warm dumping gas and causing the smoke till it warms up then it fine. id check that temp senorMy 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
first find out where the smoke is coming from (spilled oil on the exhaust will burn off) but if there is a major leak you may have to re do the gaskets again
if you are referring to smoke from the tail pipe, it is an older car so small amount is expected from worn valve seals and guides if it is excesive you can try (bardahls no smoke) an aditive for the oil but find the cause before you do anythingMy 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
sounds like a comedian you do. speak like a clown you do. must be kidding you are. what did you do, you ask.
screwed up, I say!My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
probably got stuck piston rings.get some Seafoam at the parts store and follow directions.My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
Engine %26amp; Mileage? Sounds like the Valve Guides %26amp; Seals are leaking Bad and when you added the New Oil it got into your pistons,because of that it more then likely won't pass Smog!My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
you didnt do anything
most likely the intake valve seals are cooked .. its an old car you know
the oil sips past the seals into the combustion chamber and you get the white smoke
I take it the smoke is white , cause if it's black... that is unburned fuel and it would be stinging your eyes
one remedy I use is add about 4 oz. of brake fluid about 200mi before I change my oil and that softens the seals and frees the piston rings if they are seized on the pistonMy 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
what color is the smoke?
blue = oil
white = coolant
black = unburned fuelMy 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
Get it the patch, or gum.My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
Really need to know what color smoke you have.
White, blue, or black? Also, what does it smell like?
Does it smell like gas, or maybe sweet smelling?My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
By getting another car! I know it harsh but even if it a $500 car, you will probably be better off, you are going to spend more than that on this pile just guessing at whats wrong. But really it could be that the crank case isn't getting airflow
Wait I misread your question! The oil is leaking down though the valves and probably the cylinders. Replace the engine or have it rebuilt.....or get a new car.My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
Well, you didn't. What happened is the oil seals on the valve seats have gotten old and begun to wear and shrink. When the engine is shut down and is cooled off the oil drips into the cylinders. When started, it burns off the oil and leaks in a little more. As the engine heats up, the seals close, the oil leakage stops, and the smoke goes away.
This is not a life or death problem and the engine will continue to run (if that all it is). The problem may reduce some with normal operation (or not). There is a product sold at most auto parts stores called %26quot;engine restore%26quot; it's made by Bardall, comes in a silver can with black letters. Get some, use it. You will be happy again. That stuff actually works and will help that problem.My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
easy hillbilly fix . for a full tank of gas add a half of a moth ball to your tank . half a tank 3/4 of moth ball . and if you have a throttle body carb remove the filter start the engine and give the throttle a pull as you pour a gallon of white vinegar down the carb then drive it aroundMy 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
possibly the rings if it is oil smoke ( you can tell by smelling it) if it's gas or water smoke could be a sensor (if smoke smells like gas) or if it smells like anti - freeze (sweet smell) possibly head or gasket.My 88 Cadillac is now smoking how do i stop it?
It might have froze and caused a leak in the head gasket. Or when you replaced the oil pan gasket it leaked and caused it to over heat that will make it smoke.