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Old 04-27-2013, 05:45 PM
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Arrow Did a few things today. || Update on Valve seals smoke problem

Hey guys, many of you have said that using a 5-40 / 10-40 oil will help with the smoking at idle, smoking on extended idle issue. I know its Valve seals but as someone on here tried Mobil 1 High milage 10-40 and he said it helped alo so i decided to try.

I dont live in a cold place and most likley the oil will be changed again before winter.

So heres the result: IT kinda WORKED, well its muuuuch better and the smoke was cut down about 1/2 or 2/3 of how it was before. I can live with it.

This is the oil i used, i got it at walmart 50$ for both as opposed to advance 70+, and they didnt have the big jug either just the little bottles which were 9$ a piece.

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Questions: How far is it safe to go? is it safe to maybe try x-50 oil or even the BMW M car recomended 10-60? I feel like it would cut down on smoking but im also afraid it will be to thick.
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Well the car is pretty much sold to my friends sister, getting $7500 for it, keeping the 87s, ill return all the normal bulbs, take off the tint and clean it up before i let it go.

Sadly after 2.5 years of owning it and knowing that you can code it to roll the windows back up using the remote i never got the chance to code it. The Autologic at work, i played with it MANY times and never found the option but today I DID!! It was just worded very strange like DWE or something, well it works!! So hapy but kinda upset i figured it out 2 weeks before its gone.


Also coded the Acoustic unlock off just visual and kept the Acoustic lock. Easier to be stealthy or not wake anyone up constantly when i forget something in the car
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Found the source of the sound in my suspension... My tie rod was loose....
Tightened it up and no more noise, i have no idea how it came loose..

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How long was it idleing before you hit gas? And was the oil hot(i think normal hot is a little under 210 mark at least on my 4.8is), and coolant at temp?

To be honest id feel 50 max, do they make a 10-50? Or is it just 20-50,

Even better if there was a 10-45. Glad it helped though and it did on mine, i feel like it got better the longer ive been running the oil as now i never see smoke. With the 5-20 it was bad like under 30 sec idle and huge clouds.

Also how many miles on it?
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:17 PM
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How long was it idleing before you hit gas? And was the oil hot(i think normal hot is a little under 210 mark at least on my 4.8is), and coolant at temp?

To be honest id feel 50 max, do they make a 10-50? Or is it just 20-50,

Even better if there was a 10-45. Glad it helped though and it did on mine, i feel like it got better the longer ive been running the oil as now i never see smoke. With the 5-20 it was bad like under 30 sec idle and huge clouds.

Also how many miles on it?
Yeah i drove it down the road a bit and im pretty sure it was hot enough, the coolant temp was up to normal running and it sat in the garage idling for 10-15 minutes before i hit the gas.

Just looked and yes they make 10-50 but its mostly used by the Motorcycles and the BMW Bikes as well.

about 183k miles, ill see if it got any better throughout the week
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:25 PM
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Give it a week or two and see if the smoke reduces some more. Mine did.
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be care with the oil ,it could be that the oil is getting to where it is needed............I blow out my lifters and had to replace the lifter on 1 head.................use Castrol.
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10-15 mins?? Dude its fixed in a nutshell haha, who cares if it smokes after idleing that long, i was just worried about it in traffic or stoplights and such cause id sit there for a min pull away and my x is making smoke clouds, not cool.

I didnt even try that long with mine, as long as mine isnt smoking in driving situations at lights, traffic etc, its ok for me.

If i look at my cars, its hard for me to even think where im idleing it for more then 5 minutes, let alone 10-15 and all you got was just a little. I should have made a video of how huge the clouds were when i had 5w-20, you could probably kill someone behind you if they had their windows down LOL.
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10-15 mins?? ...uds were when i had 5w-20, you could probably kill someone behind you if they had their windows down LOL.
No no the 10-15 minutes its just the "test" procedure i like to do, i have been smoking after ~5 mins in traffic when i had 5-30. i just havent been able to drive it in traffic just yet, but i will update on that as well
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Yeah but what im saying is if thats all you got with the 10-15 min test procedure then its really good,

I was getting at if i idled my car hot in my driveway for even 1-2min with 5-20 or 30 it would be a ton of smoke.
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Updates? Get any better with time?
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