Originally Posted by JPugh View Post
I did some research and based on the (small) amount of smoke, and timing of it, I believe it to be valve stem seals. Here's one quote I'm referring to from another forum:
"One characteristic of bad valve stem seals/guides, is when you park it hot, then start it after some time and it puffs blue smoke. Oil ran down the valve and ended up in the cylinder. "
That's almost exactly what happened the other day. Now - I did just finish replacing the spark plugs. Two things - first, they had almost NO ELECTRODE left. None. They were flat on the edges, which told me that if they weren't oem, they were damn close. Second, didn't find any oil residue on any of the plugs. I'll post a photo of all of them, maybe someone can identify something I missed.
I ended up going with M1 HM 5w-30. I'm hoping that the seal conditioner will work to my advantage with the slight oil burning. I'm going to start checking the oil weekly to identify how much it's burning if any.
Thanks for all the advice and opinions!
Last edited by AllTime4x4; 07-22-2014 at 10:17 PM.