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1990 Buick Century Question: I have burning smoke coming from my exhaust manifold and don't know why

 

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MattD88, 3.3L V6, Wilkes Barre, PA, April 27, 2012, 12:17
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I recently noticed I have a burning smoke coming from what appears to be my exhaust manifold where the front pipe connects to the manifold with the 2 stud bolts. Does anyone know what might be causing this issue?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (12997 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 27, 2012, 12:55
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    USUALLY THAT IS A VALVE COVER OR COOLANT LEAK CAUSING THIS.MOST LIKELY A VALVE COVER GASKET

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    MattD88, April 27, 2012, 13:43
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    Is that the same thing as the exhaust manifold gasket? The gasket that is round like a doughnut?

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    globalhelper, April 27, 2012, 15:33
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    YES SEEK A REPLACEMENT FROM A MUFFLER SHOP

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    MattD88, April 27, 2012, 16:07
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    Ok thanks I already have a gasket for it laying around but I've never replaced a gasket like that before, What can I use to remove the old gasket from the manifold? It's really hard to reach in there.

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