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In the last couple of weeks I notice some blue smoke when I am idling. It only happens when idling and engine is warmed up. I have 80,000 miles on truck and this is the first time I am having trouble with it. I changed ... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:06 PM
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In the last couple of weeks I notice some blue smoke when I am idling. It only happens when idling and engine is warmed up. I have 80,000 miles on truck and this is the first time I am having trouble with it. I changed oil and filter and also fuel filter. I keep on looking at the oil level for possible fuel leak into sump. No change. However, it might be too early to tell because I only have 70 miles on it since the last oil change. I use the right specifications and viscosity for the oil. The air filter is an after market K&N filter. No trouble codes are displayed and it gives me a "no codes" on my OBD II scanner.
Please, give me your thoughts. Would it be advisable to drive home, about 2000 miles, or should I have it repaired asap. Also if only one injector leaks should I just replace this one and don't worry about the rest.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:17 AM
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Have your injector balance rates checked.....

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Planning to have it scanned today to see what the injectors are doing. I am evaluating to see if I can drive it home to British Columbia where I have the tools and garage to work on it.
Thanks, BriteWhiteRam for your input.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:58 AM
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It shouldn't hurt it too badly, but just be nice to it, check the oil periodically to make sure you're not getting oil delusion, You can probably just replace the one or more that are bad, replacing all 8 would hurt
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i would repace all them if your going to replace any it would suck to get it all together and start it and end up with a fuel knock due to new and old injectors mixed

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replace all of them, i just recently did an injector job and replaced only one (was out of specs) and the truck still smokes at idle

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i didnt want to hear that. i got one injector way out on balance rates and haze at idle. wasnt looking forward to putting that much into it just to sell it.
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i didnt want to hear that. i got one injector way out on balance rates and haze at idle. wasnt looking forward to putting that much into it just to sell it.

you can give it to me how it is, you dont have to sell it
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nah, was hoping to get back what i paid for it, but doubt it now. only paid 10000 for it.
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I did one on a truck and like 3 months later we were back at it again... Twice the labor for one job. It hurts but i would just do all of them.

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