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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:43 am 
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Hello everyone, I’m freaking out at the moment because my 1994 SSEi has a thick cloud of white smoke on startup. I really don’t know how long this has been happening exactly because I’ve been just dismissing it as just being condensation (it’s like 36 degrees F here in Massachusetts) but now I’m coming to the realization that this could be something a whole lot worse. The smoke goes away after running for a minute of two so I’m worried that my LIM gasket is blown. I’ve noticed my coolant level is pretty low but I can only run it in the driveway. Also I checked the oil and I didn’t see any signs of milkshake so I’m really puzzled. Please any help would be greatly appreciated. I’ll see if I can get some images of the smoke up on here but I’m sending this from my phone and can’t figure out how to do it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:44 am 
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Correction: 26* not 36* F.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Just uploaded a video of what's been going on onto youtube (I had taken this video originally to complain how it doesn't like starting on the first try with the remote start, but as you can see, it became much more than just that :thumbdown:). Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxSo1JBq7CA

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:21 pm 
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Most likely the LIM gaskets are leaking. Head gaskets are a possibility, but not likely. Or maybe the throttle body gasket.

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15.090 at 90.2 MPH on old engine w/ slipping trans & melted O2 sensor - Gen 3 M62 and matching TB, Gen 2 Pully, Zillamotorsports Ported LIM, YT 1.72 Roller Rockers, SII FPR & Injectors, Easy Performance Gen 3 Air/Fuel Calibrator, Hypertech Thermomaster chip w/ 160 Thermo, TransGo Shift Kit, Infinity/Pioneer Speakers and 10" Subs, 1300 watts, 140 amp Alternator, Ricepipe CAI w/ heatshield, Pilot Angel Eye Foglights, Clear Corners, '02 17" Chrome Bent 5's, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler and Hi-flo Cat, McCoy Motorsports Ceramic Coated Ported Exhaust Manifolds, Fan Override, PowerSlot Slotted Rotors.
2009 G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, loaded, SOLO Axlebacks, Rotofab Intake, Tuned, autodim Trailblazer mirror, removed intake manifold cover, HSV GTS triple gauge pod, two tone red-hot shifter and HSV SuperSport steering wheel, GXP rear sway bar and diffuser


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:33 pm 
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J Wikoff wrote:
Most likely the LIM gaskets are leaking. Head gaskets are a possibility, but not likely. Or maybe the throttle body gasket.

Ouch. Well, thanks for helping me narrow things down. I have heard that most 3800s do end up experiencing intake manifold gasket failure at 80-100k miles (I’m sitting at 106,758).

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:29 pm 
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It's far more common with the 95+ L36 and 96+ L67, but older 3800s aren't immune to it. It's a few hour job, not bad. It's good that it's not in the oil, but I wouldn't wait to fix it.

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15.090 at 90.2 MPH on old engine w/ slipping trans & melted O2 sensor - Gen 3 M62 and matching TB, Gen 2 Pully, Zillamotorsports Ported LIM, YT 1.72 Roller Rockers, SII FPR & Injectors, Easy Performance Gen 3 Air/Fuel Calibrator, Hypertech Thermomaster chip w/ 160 Thermo, TransGo Shift Kit, Infinity/Pioneer Speakers and 10" Subs, 1300 watts, 140 amp Alternator, Ricepipe CAI w/ heatshield, Pilot Angel Eye Foglights, Clear Corners, '02 17" Chrome Bent 5's, Magnaflow F-Body Muffler and Hi-flo Cat, McCoy Motorsports Ceramic Coated Ported Exhaust Manifolds, Fan Override, PowerSlot Slotted Rotors.
2009 G8 GT - Sport Red Metallic, loaded, SOLO Axlebacks, Rotofab Intake, Tuned, autodim Trailblazer mirror, removed intake manifold cover, HSV GTS triple gauge pod, two tone red-hot shifter and HSV SuperSport steering wheel, GXP rear sway bar and diffuser


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