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Old 11-08-2011, 07:27 PM   #1
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I just used 1/3 can of Seafoam through the PVC valve of my 91 accord (320k miles), and after (or while) I did it, white smoke was coming from the engine bay. It seemed at first like it was coming from the valve cover but then I saw that it was coming from below the VC... It did fix my idle problem (thank God) and it also made my car run better, but i'm kind of surprised / worried about this smoke from the engine.

But what could this be? Is it a bad problem? I read on the internet that it could have been a vacuum leak.

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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Dude.
Read.
The.
Can.
It does that.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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Really? I thought it was only supposed to come out of the exhaust pipe, not the engine itself.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
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You spilled something
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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I really don't think I did because of the powerful suction of the PVC prevented it. I was using a measuring cup to do it.
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It comes out the engine also. Done it numerous times...
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Old 11-09-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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It comes out the exhaust, if theres a leak it comes out there too. Porbably a cracked exhaust manifold.
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Or worn out rings where it goes past the rings and down into the crankcase and of course you'll see it come out some other places such as valve cover, etc.
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But what could this be? Is it a bad problem?
One of the neat, and sometimes unexpected, outcomes of seafoaming a vehicle is any exhaust leaks, or blow by, will show up as white smoke.
Add the recommended amounts to the fuel and oil, this may help a sticking ring, but if a ring or cylinder is bad, or the valve guide is sloppy, the white smoke will find the path of least resistance, be it a bad ring/cylinder, valve guide, or gasket.
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