Best Answer

Most likely the valve seals. They allow oil to seep into the cylinder(s) when idling. After you accelerate the oil is burned and the smoke stops being visible. Chrysler 3.0 engines are famous for this, watch some Chrysler mini-vans at the stoplights.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-16 18:22:53
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: If after you take off from sitting at a light you get smoke from the exhaust but it goes away could this be the valve?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Why does your truck have black smoke coming from the exhaust?

Could be a diesel? If not then replace your oxygen sensor on your exhaust. A bad oxygen sensor causes the exhaust smoke to be dark in color.

Is the injector causing black smoke from the exhaust?

It could, if it's leaking.

Why do your Accent smoke when you step on the gas after sitting at a light?

Bad valve guides or seals

What is worst for you tobacco smoke or exhaust smoke?

what is the worst for your health breathing in tobacco smoke or exhaust fumes

What is black smoke from exhaust?

emissions and exhaust

What could be the problem when white smoke comes out of the exhaust?

It depends on how bad the smoke is. If the vehicle doesn't run, it could be a blown head gasket or a cracked head.

Will a bad valve cover gasket cause smoke from exhaust?

No, it will not cause smoke from the exhaust pipe. However the leaking oil can drip on the exhaust manifold where it will be burnt and smoke.

Hot get rid of black smoke from tailpipe?

how can i get black exhaust smoke stuck on my dual exhaust

My Audi A6 Estate is smoking from the exhaust and I noticed this morning oil dripping from the exhaust pipe when you started the car what could this be?

you could be leaking engine oil onto the exhaust or it could just be rusty water that is evaporating and causing the smoke.

What causes engine to sputter and smoke from the exhaust?

If the smoke is black it could be caused by a faulty fuel pressure regulator which could be causing the engine to get too much fuel.

Won't turn over then white smoke?

If the smoke is coming from the exhaust then it's coolant. If its not turning over then it could be hydrolocked from a coolant leak.

What is a sentence using exhaust?

smoke poured out of the exhaust of the car.

People also asked