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so my 03 ram 1500 has been smoking for almost a year..not while driving, only at idle. and when i take of form a light there is sometimes a poof of blue smoke. is it an easy fix?? or is the motor getting ready to die?? if its an easy fix could i just take the heads off and fix it??i was told a while ago its the valve guides going bad but i dunno if it is or not..and i dunno what the compression is and im not gonna do it cause the engine bay on dodge's are retardedly crammed..
EDIT: also when i walk around the truck while its running, or just after i turn it off it smells kind of like a deep fryer or something..it dont smell like a normal truck tho..
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Last edited by maverick_124; 06-28-2010 at 10:52 AM..
Is the truck burning/consuming any oil or coolant? It is very possible it is the valve guides, but could also be the piston rings. More than likely the valve guides. It is something you would have to have done at a shop. They would have to pull the heads.
I don`t think your engine is going to die anytime soon, but I would at least take it in for an estimate. You could try using some oil additives in the short term (though most do not recommend) to see if it helps.
ok, would it be the guides, or the seals?? and according to this thing I found online i dont NEED to remove the heads from the truck, i just need to put 60-90 PSI of air in the cylinders to keep the valves from dropping into the cylinders..
I believe the most common issue with the dodge valve train is the guides. Worn guides will consume oil. You may be able to inspect each spark plug to give you an idea of which cylinders are the worst. Replacing them in place may not get you to the root cause of the failure though. If there is allot of carbon build up on the valve stem it can damage the new guide shortly after installing it. Just something to be aware of.