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Engine Smoke

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Fastfinish, May 15, 2017.

  1. May 15, 2017 at 2:57 AM
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    Its probably been talked about already.I looked around some and didn't see anything.2016 5.7 Tundra let out a lot of smoke under aceleration the other day then smoked up my shop yesterday when started up.Anybody else?
     
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  2. May 17, 2017 at 2:48 AM
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    search for "cam tower leak" on this forum. select "search titles only" to start with.

    sounds like with the cam tower leak, you smell burning oil at start up and not a lot of oil must be leaking since no one mentioned anything about low oil levels or smoke in those threads.

    you are seeing "a lot of smoke" ... where do you see it from? engine area or the exhaust? since yours is 2016 I assume the engine area?

    maybe you have a serious cam tower leak! look at the pictures in the above threads. how many miles on your car?
     
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  3. May 17, 2017 at 5:42 AM
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    I should have said Exhaust smoke.
     
  4. May 17, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    can you describe the smoke? what color, smell etc.
     
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  5. May 17, 2017 at 8:19 AM
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    This^^^
     
  6. May 17, 2017 at 8:28 AM
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    smoke under hard acceleration isn't as worrying as you think... I'd rather my engine ran rich than lean at WOT. Rich produces some smoke... lean produces pistons crapping themselves with no smoke.

    'smoke' on start up is frequently water vapor rather than smoke
     
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  7. May 17, 2017 at 1:01 PM
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    blue and it smelled like smoke lol
     
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  8. May 17, 2017 at 1:16 PM
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    ColoradoTJ It puts the lotion on its skin

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    Blue is no Bueno.

    How long does it smoke like this?
     
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  9. May 17, 2017 at 1:34 PM
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    yeah... blue isn't good since it's burning oil - have you checked your oil level?

    '16 is under warranty, no?
     
  10. May 17, 2017 at 3:04 PM
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    Oil level is good.Yes under warranty even paid for the super Dooper warranty.I will take it in next week sometime.Its only done it those 2 times.I worked at a bodyshop and I remember the Lexus stuff smoking at start up.I havent pulled the toyhauler in a while but I do not remember seeing it smoke then under a load.Oh wait sorry I couldnt tell it was even behind me LOL
     
  11. May 17, 2017 at 3:06 PM
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    19,000 miles.Probally going to be that Zero weight oil.I will be positive and hope its fine.I never hot rod the thing,maybe it just needed blowing out
     
  12. May 17, 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    No Vaping.Its smoking like a real Camel.
     
  13. May 17, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    have you had an oil change recently? did the smoking on start up happen to occur the next time you used it after you got on it?
     
  14. May 17, 2017 at 4:53 PM
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    Not time for oil change but close.Several days later it smoked in the shop.
     
  15. May 17, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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    Get the oil tested. Maybe the dealer put the wrong stuff in.
     
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  16. May 17, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    You sound like you can turn a wrench, so check something for me.

    Remove intake boot, open up the throttle body, and look up into the intake with a flashlight. See if there is any oil residue.

    I would have a hard time thinking valve guilds or worn piston rings at 16k miles. Something is getting oil on the wrong side of the piston.
     
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  17. May 18, 2017 at 6:54 AM
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    I hope I can use a wrench or Ive wasted a lot of money and 30 years on this stuff LOL.Sometimes I wander if I Know how

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  18. May 18, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    To be fair I am a painter more than a mechanic but still need a few tools.

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  19. May 18, 2017 at 7:18 AM
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    hmmm... what i'd do for my own downdraft booth....
     
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  20. May 18, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    Never know now days. I know someone with a ton of Snap On tools and couldn't tell you what 90% of them are for.


    So what did you find out?
     
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  21. May 18, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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    nothing yet making some money first today before i take a look
     
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    did you buy the car new and have you been using 0W-20 all along?
     
  23. May 19, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    yes new and dealer has done all the services.
     
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    I took to dealer today.They cant make it smoke again.Which is about right LOL.I got the free oil change and tire rotation done.Funny thing is I cant win with the wheels and tires on this thing.First service messed up the wheels.I made a mountain over a Moe Hill on that one just excepted it and went on.But today they CUT a left rear tire.Yes they are doing the right thing and replacing but realy?I just have to laugh.
     
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    That's why I won't let them do my oil change. They can't get the simplest of things right. They put the new guy or the inexperienced worker on the simple jobs which obviously are very difficult for them to accomplish properly. Typically the master techs are very good. It's the guys that pick up the slack that don't pick up the slack LOL. And I've heard that certain dealers or the guys behind the scenes will just throw in any old oil. If they change it at all and I've heard of them skipping the filter change too because it's "too difficult". I plan on keeping my truck for a long time and I could give a shit about service records. And to be honest service records from a dealer don't mean shit to me when I'm buying a car because I know the work they do. Now parts receipts that someone saved say a lot more to me.
     
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  26. May 19, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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    Well if you notice your truck smoking again, I would pop that intake off...
     
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  27. May 19, 2017 at 1:16 PM
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    My 2015 will let off a cloud of bluish grey exhaust smoke upon startup if it has been sitting a few days. I have 19k miles. Won't do it again if I am driving or start it again within a short time. Someone awhile back had mentioned that it needs to be reprogrammed? What would need reprogramming?
    *Also no cam tower leaking that I can see
     
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  28. May 20, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    Dry and no varnish.Crazy Crazy its ok has good warranty.
     
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