I got my jeep back and so far no problems, they replaced the PCV valve.
I'll check my emails for the bulletin.
Let us know if that worked. Others have had it done and it still smoked. I have a catch can on mine and it collects about 8-10 oz in 5000 miles. That tells me that oil is getting past the PCV. But mine still smokes. I await your results. Good luck.
Mine does it too - sloped driveway.
Maybe it's not worth F'ing with. I'm not a big fan of poor root cause analysis and just changing parts until something positive happens.
Do any of the other Hemi cars have this issue (Chargers/Challengers/etc.)?
Black 2011 GC Overland Summit Hemi
The message that you guys are hearing about is called a Star Case. It is for use by Chrysler Technicians to pinpoint problems with vehicles that have been adressed by engineers. From my conversations with a Chrysler Engineer the PCV valve is only a part of the repair that is advised. The actual fix will not be available until early 2013. There is talk of a replacement oil pan and windage tray to stop the splashing of oil that causes the turbulance that is forcing oil into the PCV valve.
I wondered about the PCV repair. It doesn't make any sense. Wouldn't it smoke more than just at start up if there was an issue with the PCV?
A previous post mentioned a catch can. I'm not sure what this is. I can't imagine needing to install anything like this on an engine designed after the 1950's though.
A catch can is a container that is installed in line after the PCV but before the intake manifold. It is basically a trap that collects the oil that gets past the PCV. I don't believe this is the cause of the smoke. I have a feeling its blow by of oil past the rings. Remember this Hemi is made in Mexico......enough said.
I disconnected the vacuum hose at the intake tube and both the hose and tube were bone dry. My oil level didn't drop any between 3,400 - 7,400 miles so I don't think the oil is blowing by the rings. I'll continue to follow updates on the forum.
My wife called me this afternoon to describe the following.
She drove the Jeep about 10 miles, parked in a driveway with a slight incline, left the Jeep idling for 3-4 minutes and noticed a considerable amount of blue smoke while it was still idling. She said it smelled bad also. I followed her this morning and didn't notice any smoke at all. It sounds like this is all related.
I just checked and the PCV vacuum hose was bone dry.
Do you have any updates on this?
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I have the same issue. It has happened twice and I noticed the blue smoke each time when I remote started the jeep. Both common items were the engine was warm since it was running about 20 minutes earlier and I was on an incline both times. I haven't noticed it since the first two times. This all happened when the jeep had less than 500 miles on it. Could it be that they are over filling at the factory with oil and when we are on an incline it's overflowing somehow and running through the system?