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2002 Volvo S60 Question: Still smoking (white) after major repairs



S60 crazy, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Midlothian, VA, January 31, 2012, 20:13

Engine only has 35,000 White smoke out of tail pipe after it warming up. Replace the PCV valve/hoses, Turbo as mention by mechanic. Did a compression test and good results 170 lbs with one cylinder ar 165 lbs. Could it be the valve stem seals ? or do I need to drive the car to clean out the oil in the pipes. I have started it and ran it for 20 mins. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    February 01, 2012, 15:17

    If you have a lot of oil in the exhaust, you will have to drive it to burn it all out, letting it idle won't do it. Try to drive it in a low traffic area!
    Compression looks great, so no worried there. You are 100% sure it is oil smoke and not from leaking coolant, like a blown headgasket?

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