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Old 04-23-2003, 01:48 PM
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I have a 350 in my camaro, with black headers...when i start the car (having idle problems btw) smoke comes from the headers, dad said it was just the paint and stuff from headers, how long does it take this to stop? ty

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I too have black headers.They didn't smoke after installation.Maybe your hands weren't clean or you got oil on them?Bruce
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That could be i guess, the headers were black when i got them but were scuffed, we used high heat paint on them, there is a chance i got oil or something on them i guess, its really the first time the motor has been started....was rebuilt and built up
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I didn't know you had repainted the headers.If the prep work wasn't done properly you could get some burnoff from the new paint.Why the mustang avatar?Bruce
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Old 04-23-2003, 04:21 PM
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oh that heheh, i dunno its just a cool car, im gonna look and change it soon, not sure which one to go with though , im 18 so im indesisive(and dumb cause i cant spell lol)
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Not too dumb to come to this site though.Goodluck on your ride a fudge the spelling,we've been through that too many times.Bruce P.S Let us know if the smoking stops and what caused it.
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Hear where your sense of smell develops,you will need to learn what each of the engine fluids smell like and then decide when to panic.Don't worry to much unless you have a lot of green fluid puring out of anywhere on the engine or from the rad,it smells kind of sweet.Then of course if you have a pile of oil on the ground under your car,you might have a problem.Just take some and put a couple of drops on your header and you'll figure out what that smells like in a hurry.All you have to do is figure out if it is burnt from a leak or if it comes from the tail pipe.Then there is Gear oil,there is nothing that assaults your nose like that stuff,I can't even describe it to you.Tranny fluid kind of falls into that catagory as well.Don't worry,it takes a little experience.Good luck. :p
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And if you never experience the smell of burning flesh, you'll be doing better than me anyways. <img src="graemlins/drunk.gif" border="0" alt="[drunk]" />
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If the smoke is from burning oil, check the valve cover gaskets. Especially if you used silicone adhesive.
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