My 87 YJ i6 just started putting puffs of thick white smoke from around the base of the carb. She is also puddling a decent amount of oil directly under that same spot. General Ideas welcome, how bad is this?
So how much should I expect to cry at repair bill? $0-300 I am sad. 300-$600 I cry, More than $600 I sob.Lots of blow by from valve seals, and possibly valve seats. The pistons are pushing the oil and exhaust back up into the intake. Also means that now you have a vacuum leak if you see it puffing out by the carb gasket.
Thank you, it helps to lessen the blow knowing this before I find out the actual amount..Depends if you need a valve job or not.
If you need valve seats, well.... You'll have to have the seats put in, valves grinded, new valve guides, and seals as well.
Anywhere between 250-$1500 I would guess.
Thanks, I wish I could attach the one minute video I have of it. But alas I have found a mechanic who comes well recommended and will be making arrangements tomorrow.you need to take your jeep to a trusted mechanic for diagnosis. what you are discribing could be as simple as a few bad gaskets. the trouble with internet advice is we can't see what your seeing.