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umm im just wondering what the different color smoke might mean....the engine light is going on and off at will now....the car is idling hard.....and you can smell a burning smell......its hesitating like it needs a tune-up..and its making a putt putt noise out the exhaust what should i check on...im taking the car to the mechanic on tuesday...also my smoke is looking a little thick..its not real white or blue its like a greyish blackish any ideas..lol..yea i know this is a long shot...this is a 1993 9C1
 
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i wanna say it's running super rich
if you get CEL (check engine light) you need to read what the code is
 
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well I would say your burning oil you may wanna do a compression leak down test but imma say you got blow by meaning your piston rings are shot. anyone correct me if thats wrong or it can happen if you valves are no longer sitting properly I know because my engine blew up back in 2003
 
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black - rich

Many things can cause that.I would check the sensors like the coolant temp sensor and O2 sensors.A dying ignition system can cause that too
 
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well heres the deal....my guage started jumping before all this happen...and i had blowby in the other caprice i had...and it wasnt quite as similar as this but i could be wrong plus my smoke was more bluish greyish then....i mean the car has this constant burning smell...but it just happened so suddenly the radiator was changed around 3 weeks ago and i also put synthetic 10w30 in there..i thought maybe i should put 10w40 in there and flush the oil out maybe..and that engine light that came on that one time hasnt come on sense..so im stumped but i need to drive my car..and i dont wanna mess things up..whats some things you guys would get checked out or look into...or any information..im pretty stumped...
 
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plus i know for sure the car needs a flywheel and i know its eating up the starter slowly...
 
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talked to my mechanic he says i must have been over dueing it cuz the smoke was just a cold start up smoke nothing more...somebody got under my car and ripped two spark plug wires out of the socket...for the THIRD DAMN TIME....somebody doesnt like me....car is back to running beautiful..thanks guys..
 
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My boxy caprice is running kinda weird lately. The heater fan makes loud roaring noises whenever we turn the heat on, the engine is making a weird noise that I can't pinpoint, and the radio died out of nowhere. The radio's probably just a loose wire or a fuse, the roaring sound may be that the fan motor is going, but the noise in the engine is concerning. There is no smoke, no leaks, no performance drops of any sort. Just a strange kind of low tune ticking sound near the front of the engine.

Hopefully it'll go away with my next oil change *it hasn't been changed in a while since my garage has 2 cars in it already*
 
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try the old trick and get yourself a long hose and point to different parts of motor and listen
you may perhaps want to disconnect the fan for a moment to see if it's anything in there

and I got a story too
the first night I moved some liked my the full size hubcaps - PO3 I think is the RPO
the ones that says CAPRICE on them

and one more time AFTER I spent 300 and passed emissions they stole the car, got her back 7 months later
 
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