<VV> engine smoking at start up and -
dfamily at cecomet.net
Thu Jul 6 18:49:54 EDT 2006
Have a 63 rampside that I was hoping to enter in the concours at Buffalo. I rebuilt the engine 3000 miles ago and it occasionally smoked at startup. I assumed it was due to the chrome rings not being seated yet.
The 95 hp engine has new cylinders, pistons, rings, bearings, new lifters on original cam, new valves but I didn't replace guides as they seemed tight (I know, I know) but they were much tighter than many engines I worked on.
When I started the engine today it smoked badly but cleared up as it usually does but after a short drive and some idling for a few minutes it smoked again when the engine was revved, and if started after setting for a few minutes it smokes badly after startup. It never did this before when the engine was warm. What is going on? The PVC valve is new and I bypassed the valve but it still smokes. I am going to pull the valve covers tomorrow but don't what to look for. Could a valve seal coming off cause this problem? I would appreciate your help. Oh, the engine idles smooth & is strong running and reliable but burns a quart of oil about every 800 miles . Compression is 142 - 150 lbs. Thanks.
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