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Offline sparky65

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09 GT burning oil on startup
« on: May 21, 2012, 11:04:30 PM »
I've started to notice that occasionally I get a could of blue smoke when I start the car.  The oil level doesn't seem to go down so I cant be burning a whole lot.  Just wondering if this is normal and if anyone else has noticed it as well.  It is definitely worse if it was sitting for a short period of time after a very short trip.  i.e. re-arranging cars in the driveway.
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Offline bryancobb

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Re: 09 GT burning oil on startup
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 08:12:25 AM »
Valve Seals???
1 hour fix from above.  Less than $20.
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Re: 09 GT burning oil on startup
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 03:13:04 PM »
I used to own a 2005 GT that did this from brand new.  I drove it that way until the warranty was almost up and it never really got any worse.  I tried replacing the valve stem seals and it didn't fix it at all. At the time I planned on keeping the car for a long time so I tore into it again and found it was the valve stem clearance was out of spec. I was surprised to say the least, as I've never heard this was a problem on these engines and have seen it on quite a few other cars. Ford's official stance was it was nothing to be concerned with. I went ahead and replaced the cylinder heads under warranty and it fixed the problem and I never had another problem with it.  I do have to say I'm a technician at a Ford dealer, so I don't know if you would be able to get this covered on your car as I got the OK from my service manager to do the repair.
BTW, valve stem seals are definitely not a 1 hour, $20 repair on these engines. Pop the hood and it doesn't seem to be bad, but trust me, they are much more difficult than the 2 valve engines.
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Re: 09 GT burning oil on startup
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2012, 04:33:44 PM »
Have an occasional cloud on my 08 GT.  Have not done any correlation to hot or cold start or other scenario.
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