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Author Topic:   Water in oil. Smoked it during Parade lap.
posted May 04, 2003 09:33 AM
Had a brain fade this morning this is also posting in the street stock area.

Went out for parade lap and unknown to me I was smoking out the tail pipe, I got half a lap in about 4,000 rpm's 170 degree water and still running 65 psi on the oil. Then I let off a great big white smoke ball some noise, motor shut off.
I plan on starting to pull it apart this week.
Water in oil, no oil on ground.

A couple of question, I'm thinking blown head gasket or cracked head.

If I pull the top end off and find one of my thought's correct. Will I have to go into the bottom end and look for a bend rod or anything like that. (Silver-Lite forged pistons, eagle forged rods.)

Any other insights would be helpfull.

posted May 04, 2003 11:09 AM
Was the motor still able to rotate freely.
Sound like a pretty large failure.

posted May 04, 2003 10:36 PM
We dropped a valve in our 383 last fri. nite and it ran perfect, 200* water, 70# of oil press. ran 3 laps dropped a valve, big white smoke cloud also, and locked up tighter than a drum. What is bad is that we dropped a valve in our 350 last week at Enid. Then put the 383 in and maybe 10-12 laps later dropped another valve in a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW motor. that really s ucks!!!

posted May 05, 2003 06:42 AM
Not sure if s ucks!!! is a strong enough word for it.
I took it apart last night, had 14 quarts of fluid in the oil pan.
Fluid ran out of three cylinder's.
Pulled intake found bent push rod on #7.
Pulled head found valve head gone, two holes in head water jacket area.
Looked in cylinder and found piston in many pieces in the oil pan, funny thing is the rod with wrist pin is sitting up right in the middle of the cylinder. Only two small scratches in the cylinder. Just hoping the machine shop say's I can reuse the block.

posted May 06, 2003 10:04 AM
Don't mess around ,get everything checked out on that baby :crank ,rods ,heads.

posted May 06, 2003 10:33 AM
Yep I plan on getting it all check out.
It's hard enough to be able to afford it once, twice will be harder, third time to soon may not happen very fast.

posted May 10, 2003 07:00 AM
Finally got motor to machine shop, end result.
2 piston's need to be replace, 1 pushrod, and a head and 1 cylinder needs to be sleeved.

Everything else checked out good, good bearings, crank, all the connecting rods (which really suprised me).

Not near as bad as I thought.

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