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Tbird Racer
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Total posts: 10
posted March 20, 2005 08:23 AM  
The engine in my '86 t-bird started smoking after a few hot laps. The engine 351w. It only smoked on one side. ( drive side ) Now I pulled the plugs. All the plugs on the driver side had oil on them. The passenger side looked good. Does this mean I blow a head gasket?

Frank

racer17j
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posted March 20, 2005 09:01 AM  
do not think a gasket probally guileds or seals

Tbird Racer
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posted March 20, 2005 08:31 PM  
what about intake gasket? Tonight I saw anti-freeze dripping from the front head and intake area.

racer17j
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posted March 21, 2005 03:32 PM  
what color is the smoke ?

fast_crew
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posted March 21, 2005 05:38 PM  
could **** oil from engine valley through intake gskt

mike9
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted March 23, 2005 04:08 PM  
i bet its the intake gasket leaking on the left bank and sucking oil up from the lifter galley , especially since you metion the coolant leak too . on the ford intakes you need to tighten the bolts very evenly or the manifold will **** and cause a leak tighten from the center out and make sure you pull both sides down evenly as you go . you might also think about getting some fel pro gaskets with the silicone beads arounfd the ports

akadirtracer7
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Total posts: 217
posted March 24, 2005 05:39 AM  
I would think a head problem are they new ,used ,reconditioned or what? Oil= blue smoke ,water= white smoke/steem but you said you have oil on the plugs.Is it a fresh motor?I haven't installed any intakes to cause it to smoke but I'm sure it could be possible.I would think if you had a gasket leak like that it should be running sh-tty to, and what shape or the rings in?

D9Dave
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Total posts: 43
posted April 18, 2005 06:37 PM  
I agree with the intake sucking oil out of the lifter valley. Mine did that. It had a bad poping sound.

bobaluuu
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posted April 18, 2005 07:54 PM  
WHAT ARE GUILDS OR GUILDES

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