Smoke on startup

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  1. ManicMechanicMD

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    I have just about 1100 miles on my Cat and noticed some blue (oil) smoke on startup this morning. I don't think I have noticed it before, but I'm usually in the car when I start it. This time I used the remote start so I could see it. It only lasted just a couple seconds and cleared quickly. Nothing was behind the car to I don't know if it's kicking anything out. For what it's worth, the car was on about a 10 percent grade, down at the back of the car.

    I don't know if being at a bit of an angle made some difference but I haven't noticed this before. Checked the oil at 1000 miles and it was fine. Haven't had a chance to do it today yet. No engine noise I can appreciate, oil pressure and temperature are OK.

    If anyone has any thoughts I would much appreciate it. Thanks.
     
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    Word around here is that its normal, May try parking level, and trying a catch can... but noting to worry about
     
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    Is there a catch can for this car yet? I know BT was working on an application.
     
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    Wow 2015's are turning into lemons, the issues continue to pile up. If they don't get this stuff corrected I smell HC buy backs in the near future.
     
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    I think it is normal, if you install a catch can, you probably will eliminate the blue puff. My catch can literally collects of oil. if there is oil in the intake and let is pool to one end due to the grade, you will get a blue puff during start up. Spend $ 120 and buy the catch can, I think it is a JT performance catch can I have, easy to install and is effective.
     
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    Any reason not to install one? I know my dad used to talk about having a bit of oil in the cylinders being good for lubrication but those were older engines.
     
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    The only reason not to install is to save $ 120.00. It works and having oil in the intake is not good from a performance perspective (oil lowers than octane) and lowers the efficiency of the heat exchanger in the supercharger (oil soaked exchanger, will reduce the efficiency). If you think that the catch can does not collect enough oil to make a difference, think again, I collect measurable amounts of oil after 150 miles oil use, every few hundred miles, I will empty. There is a significant amount of oil going into the intake, regardless of what SRT says about the built in baffles that are suppose to eliminate this from occurring.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to change out the brakes too because the brake dust on the stockers is driving me crazy. On a white car it's just too much.

    When you empty the catch can, do you put it back in or is it trash?
     
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    Do not put the oil collected in the catch can back into the crankcase,I put it in my 16 quart oil pan that I use for changing the oil. If you do not change your own oil, collect it in a 2 liter bottle, once full, any auto repair place has to accept (I use Pep Boys). It is a Federal law that they have to accept used oil, do not put in garbage can.
     
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    Not true. Gas in the cylinders no oil
     
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    Yeah, that's what I meant. I recycle it. Never in the trash. Thanks.
     
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    That's what I thought. Never like to contradict dad though. ;)
     
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    You may to need to drive it a little harder! :eek: I babied my first two SRT's 6.1 and 6.4. My mechanic kept telling me STOP babying your ride! :oops: They yearn to "GO FAST" :D Use them for what they were designed to do. But NEVER abuse them! :cool:
     
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    agree, when we drove the srt challengers and chargers at the srt track day, not one of those things smoked, and they are driven very very hard
     
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    Yes, If you have one? Use the old style catch can from the 6.1 - 6.4 , just the new mount (friction mount) from Speed Logix.

    I have a new one from Arrington their version 2.0 that I will mod to fit and to BOLT up for added security! Outside of that, it is a GOOD investment to help with re-route of crank case gases! Dumping overboard was the old way, but the best way!!! Way too many P/C er's with WAY too much control today!! :rolleyes:
     

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