I just got done replacing head gaskets and everything above, along with valve oil seals, cleaned out the hydro lifters and adjusted them per the book, and now when it's running white/blue smoke(it's dark so I can't really tell) is coming out of the exhaust.
It looks slightly blueish. Not to mention I still have a valve ticking. I've adjusted them twice. And to adjust them while it's running Id have to take a pile of shit apart, take the covers off and put stuff back together. Then redo it to get them back on
Well, we drained the coolant and ran it still smoked, assuming it's oil. But the last time I cranked it once it warmed up and oil pressure dropped from 55 to 45 the smoke mostly stopped. So beats the hell out of me.