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one or two DROPS of oil will make a heck of a lot of blue smoke...did you change the oil and spill a little bit? where was the smoke coming from, the engine bay or the exhaust?
 

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doctorno said:
one or two DROPS of oil will make a heck of a lot of blue smoke...did you change the oil and spill a little bit? where was the smoke coming from, the engine bay or the exhaust?[/QU Had oil change by Chrysler about one week ago.
 

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MIKEY said:
doctorno said:
one or two DROPS of oil will make a heck of a lot of blue smoke...did you change the oil and spill a little bit? where was the smoke coming from, the engine bay or the exhaust?[/QU Had oil change by Chrysler about one week ago.
I hope they used 0W-40 or 5W-40 synthetic, and not 5W-30 or whatever is recomended for the non SRT8.
Another member had a smoking problem, also. Maybe he'll chime in to say if it was resolved or not. Do a search of this forum.
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I have yet to see mine smoke (knock on wood) and mine has sit for a couple of weeks quite a few times. I would double check your invoice on the oil change just to be safe and give them a call.
 

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I hope they used 0W-40 or 5W-40 synthetic, and not 5W-30 or whatever is recomended for the non SRT8.
Another member had a smoking problem, also. Maybe he'll chime in to say if it was resolved or not. Do a search of this forum.
-Steve
They did use 0W-40, the smoke came out the exhaust for a few seconds and a lot of it and then stopped, seemed okay when i started a few times after.
 

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A bad valve can leak oil into the cylinder and give you blue smoke out the tail pipe at start up. If I were you I would call the dealer and have them check it out and this way it will be on record
 

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I have the SRT-8 that smokes on startup once and a while. I feel sorry for you, Mikey, as you and I both want the same thing....An answer as to why it does it once and a while. We have 1 problem, this forum....You are going to hear a bunch of unfounded crap about oil now. Don't worry, the oil has nothing to do with the issue, but you are going to hear about it from a couple of the members here.

By the way, here is the main text from DCX on what oil is needed, so you can bypass the BS you are about to hear.

For best performance and maximum protection under all types of
operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends full synthetic
engine oils that are API rated as SL/CF and meet the requirements
of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-10725. Use MOPAR or an
equivalent oil meeting the specification MS-10725.

Basically, every modern synthetic oil meets the qualifications for this vehicle. Ours has been in service for it, but it has never duplicated the smoke at the dealership during the check.

Ours only does it once and a great while and it is usually after sitting a few days and after a day when it was driven very lightly.

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Mine smoked quite a bit when I started it the other day after it had been sitting for about 5 days. After getting out to investigate, the smoke was white and smelled like unburned fuel. It cleared up after about 15 seconds and hasn't returned since,
 

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Blue smoke on startup

BBSRT8 said:
Mine smoked quite a bit when I started it the other day after it had been sitting for about 5 days. After getting out to investigate, the smoke was white and smelled like unburned fuel. It cleared up after about 15 seconds and hasn't returned since,
I'm headed to the dealer today to find out what's up.
 

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I'm headed to the dealer today to find out what's up.
Mikey,

Make sure they document it at least. I have left my car with the dealer a few times for more than 2 nights and it did not do it on start-up. Our smoke amount is highly random as well. I get a garage full of it every 4th or 5th time, but most of the time is is just enough, or slightly more, to notice and step out to look at. Again, we have had our MSRT-8 since July 3rd and it has only done this smoke thing probably 12 to 15 times.

Glad to see the resident oil clowns are staying out of it.

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Not trying to say smoke is normal, but old school IMO, performance motor built what we call "loose" rather than "tight" build letting some extra oil in the cylinder is better that dry start.
 

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"Only"?!?!

That is WAY more than I would be happy to live with.

JFF:D
This is the problem, though, as it is so random it has been very hard for me to schedule it into the dealer and force the Magnum to do it while there. While I may have some influence over somethings in my life, I seem to have none when it comes to getting this car to repeat this problem. It is very difficult to work with and doesn't readily lend itself to diagnosis(It is my belief right now that a particular valve guide is the problem and it is only a problem when the car is shut down with the valve in a particular position...say fully opened, partially opened...whatever). If it was just a guide issue, it should do it on every start up. If it was a ring issue, it would possibly not be noticed at all or burn while driving(which it doesn't, I have followed it with my wife driving to check).

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WhiteDiamond said:
Glad to see the resident oil clowns are staying out of it.

Todd
I think someone here is trying to provoke the "clowns" here. You could of course tell him you were using 5-30W oil initially. That is until you edited all your posts. Who are the clowns BTW?


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blue smoke coming from exhaust

Just got back from the dealer they kept the car and will check it out monday. Gave me upgraded vehicle until problem is solved. I'm really worried i have a major problem.
 

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Just got back from the dealer they kept the car and will check it out monday. Gave me upgraded vehicle until problem is solved. I'm really worried i have a major problem.
I will look forward to hearing if they can duplicate it or not. I have not had that luck.

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Just got back from the dealer they kept the car and will check it out monday. Gave me upgraded vehicle until problem is solved. I'm really worried i have a major problem.
Good Luck!!! I know your worried, but I'm sure it will be taken care of to your satisfaction, and if it's not, stay on them until it is.
 

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blue smoke on startup

Just got off the phone with the dealer and they saw blue smoke came out of the exhaust. They are going to contact chrysler to see what has to be done. When they find out what is wrong they will contact me and let me no if there is a fix. I'M HOPING EVERYTHING WORKS OUT..
 
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