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Unread 04-08-2013, 03:51 AM   #1
boneyabba
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Exhaust Smoke after freeway drive

I replied to a thread with symptoms like mine in the cherokee forum- not sure how much cross pollinating there is so posting here as well.

I bought an 87 Wrangler today. Single owner- well maintained- 144k miles. 6cyl, 5speed.

Drove home- about an hour and a half on the freeway. Tach read 2-2.5 the whole time. Wife was following me the whole way.

After we got off the freeway I received a frantic call from her that the tailpipe was billowing smoke. By the time I answered the phone it was gone though- this is maybe 30 seconds and a quarter mile later. Engine seemed to be running smooth the whole time.

Thoughts? Should I be scared??

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Unread 04-08-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Were you stopped for a while at a light before the smoke? Leaky valve seals will do that. Too bad there is no way to know whether the smoke was blue, (oil), or white, (coolant), at this point.
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Unread 04-08-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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Keep a eye on her.

It may be that your rig just needed to be blown out and the highway driving did it. I would not be to concerned about it at this time.
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