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Old 07-27-2001, 03:01 PM
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My 560 SEL with 106,000 miles has started to emit blue smoke from the exhaust after the car has been idling at a stop light or in heavy traffic. Upon resuming speed it will smoke for 1 or 2 seconds then clears up. Oil consumption seems normal (very low). Does this indicate worn valve guides and if so what would be the cost to fix?

[Edited by natsman on 07-27-2001 at 03:25 PM]

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Old 07-28-2001, 12:30 AM
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replac the valve guide oil seals. About 5.5 hours labor and two sets of seals. The guides should be fine for another 100k atleast.
Steve Brotherton
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Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:52 PM
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Unhappy having same problem

when i stop at a light or in traffic and start up again blue smoke comes out then it clears up
is it hard to do ?? and was that the probom with the other 560sl i have a 86 560 sl 110000 miles
richard raffo

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