Replacing Valve Stem Seals & Upgrading Valve Springs?

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  1. 1Broderick

    1Broderick New Member

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    The smoke is definitely not coming out of the tailpipe. I've let it sit then started it, warmed up and revved it and nothing has ever come out of the exhaust. I even had a friend follow behind me and he said the smoke definitely wasn't from the exhaust. It's all under the hood area.

    I really don't think it has a cam either. Just sounds like a crappy idle. I know for sure it has an exhaust leak and I'm wondering if the balancer is bad, I'll have to figure out how to check that.

    I'm pretty sure it has valve float too. I don't know what other rattling noise it could be at higher rpm?

    When I check the plugs what should I look for?
     
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    [​IMG]

    30 mins after I replied I got the PCV valve kit in the mail

    When I put the PCV valve in, the rubber hose decided to break. I ghetto rigged it with some tape for now. I want to get all new hoses and vacuum lines to replace all the old brittle ones.

    So I installed it and took it for a test drive. Drove it hard for a good 15-20 mins (Followed by a state trooper for a good 5 mins. Almost got pulled over.) but no smoke! No burnt oil smell!

    Pulled into the driveway and don't see anything dripping!

    Still need to get that fancy pantsy dipstick and new hoses to be safe.

    Hopefully it's back in action for a little while.
     
  3. Frank.JD.Perez

    Frank.JD.Perez Legend

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    I may be in a similar boat...I think my issue may be valve seals though...
     
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    Oh man, what's going on with yours?
     
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    Bluish smoke as well. Really bad in stop and go
     
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    I'm in the same boat man, my girlfriend took a video at the drag strip last weekend and I saw how bad it really was.
     
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    I'm just over here waiting for my car to spontaneously combust...
     
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    I know the feeling. I'm kicking myself, there was an ad on Craigslist a few months back for a free 05 crown Vic motor with 80k on it an hour away from me. I didn't trust my ranger to not bottom out from the weight but I should have tried to pick it up!
     
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    For a free motor I'd go rent a UHaul pickup truck and grab that thing!

    (If I actually had a garage to swap a motor... *sniffle*)
     
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    I know, I wish I found the time to go get it. The worst that could happen is making my fuel money back in scrap metal.
     
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    Damn, should a pulled the trigger!
     
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    Those motors arent that heavy, you'd a been fine. On a side note seals arent that bad to do, and its a good time to do springs and cams if its neccessary!
     
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    A little off topic, guys. OP has a pushrod engine.
     
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    Yup, the old 5.0