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QUESTION: Hi me and you have talked a lot. Mostly about our 2006 Chevy SSR. They figured out that the fuse block underhood is bad. I decided to degrease my motor today. It was 48 degrees today. So I sprayed it on the motor and the valve covers. I waited and then hosed it off. I started the car and now it smokes. I used gunk heavy duty engine degreaser. I sprayed it very well and then started it. I am guessing the grease got on the heads and it is causing it to smoke. What do you think. It was a 1998 Chevy Camaro.

ANSWER: HI SEAN, WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS ALL THE OIL THAT WAS ON TOP OF THE ENGINE HAS NOW RAN DOWN THE SIDE OF THE HEADS AND ON THE EXHAUST PIPE AND MAINIFOLD. LET IT RUN FOR WHILE TO GET IT HOT AND THIS WILL STOP. THIS IS THE ONE WITH THE LEAKY VALVE COVER GASKETS ???? TOM

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QUESTION: That's what I thought happened. Yeah both valve covers are leaking so I am going to replace them probably tomorrow or sometime next week. Thanks for all the help. How long should I let it run. Also how long will it take before it quits smoking. Thanks.

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WELL THAT AL LDEPENDS ON HOW MUCH OIL RAN DOWN THE BLOCK. I WOULD LET IT RUN FOR 30 MINUTES OR SO OR DRIVE IT LIKE THIS FOR A WHILE..ONCE ALL THE OIL IS BURNED OFF IT WILL STOP SMOKING,,I PROMISE.. GOOD LUCK WITH THE VALVE COVER GASKETS...JUST TAKE YOUR TIME, BECAUSE THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME THINGS IN YOUR WAY AND IF YOU TRY TO PRY ON THEM THEY MAY BREAK BECAUSE THEY GET BRITTLE.  IF YOU HAVE A BURNZOMATIC TORCH TO WARM THE CLIPS UP OR HOSES THEY RELEASE ALOT EASIER. IT ADS IN REMOVAL..DON'T GET THEM REAL HOT JUST WARM ENOUGH TO REMOVE..GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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nys state auto repair industry and ase group.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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