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Old 08-02-2000, 05:57 PM
Benzman500
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when i start my 1985 500sel it puts out a puff of smoke out and then it goes away it is probley just for the milage but i am just wondering.

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Old 08-03-2000, 05:15 PM
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Usually a small amount of oil collecting around one or more of the valves..

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Old 08-03-2000, 11:20 PM
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Valve and valve guide wear is pretty common on these engines. So long as it doesn't foul the spark plugs or the oil consumption doesn't go to high, I wouldn't worry yet.
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Old 08-04-2000, 01:11 PM
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'87 260E--just had the valve seals replaced at 173,000 at the point where it started burning 1qt every 500-600 miles. Also, had the front camshaft seal replaced that had been leaking for some time.
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