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Hi guys. This has been an on going issue with my car since i bought it, nothing recent. Basically when I cold start first thing in the morning, there's some white smoke coming from the tail pipe. A small cloud comes out then it goes away and looks clear. No coolant loss. Does not look blue. Smells kind of rich. From my research, this looks like bad valve stem seals. I recently swapped out valve cover gasket and all rubber was cracked and leaky. So, my thought is to go after valve stem seals to fix this. Any other ideas, what should i be looking out for!? I have a video I'll see if I can post here. Thanks to all!

Here's the link with video of my rig doing the colt start smoke:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByuTpxAnBEAIVnpXQ3hBV2JoNG8/edit?usp=sharing

'98 Suzuki Esteem Wagon G16B
 

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White smoke means that water/anti-freeze is getting into the combustion chamber and being turned into steam, I doubt it is your valve stem seals when they leak you typically get gray or blue smoke coming out of your exhaust pipe.

I would pull all of your spark plugs and do a compression test on all four cylinders it should tell you if you have a blown head gasket or if the water leaking into the engine is coming from somewhere else.
 

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Hey Jim. Thanks for the input bud! Maybe the video is off color, the smoke actually is more blue to me and as you can see it stops after the first 15 seconds or so or cold start running. No smoke when accelerating.
I'm going off this video and some other ones like this on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceq_u2KVmFc

I will get the cyl compression test done in the next couple of days and take pics of all the spark plugs to see what color they are. That should give some idea as well.
My coolant isn't getting low so hopefull it's not the head gasket.
If anyone knows of tricks to replace valve step seals without taking the head off, please share!

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I found a few videos on youtube on replacing valve stem seals without taking head out. The trick is to not drop valves inside combustion chamber when the spring is released. What people do is take some roap and feed it inside the combustion chamber through the spark plug opening, packing it tightly inside so the valves will hit the rope when springs are released. I'm thinking of doing this. Anyone had success with this or any comments?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ5nZhDdAMs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiUHRHOoV_g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtC7huYT_H8
 

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I have not heard of the rope trick although that should work, something I have heard of is using air pressure through the spark plug hole to hold the springs up.

I would do the compression test first though you may end up pulling the head off anyway depending on what you find.
 
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