1980 Questions for all other cars Holden blue motor

Tiny
TONILISA
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  • 1980 ALL OTHER MAKES ALL OTHER MODELS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 148,018 MILES
When go over 60 nd excelerate blows blue smoke, decelerate nd blows black, im not sure if it is a fuel problem. Has solid lifters nd they are nocking will that add to problem, ive ben told I can replace noisy ones not all of them wouldnt it be better if I replaced all of them, thank you for your time.

toni
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Thursday, January 10th, 2008 AT 5:28 PM

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Tiny
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The blue smoke is oil being completely burned, and the black smoke is the oil not being completely burned. This means that your piston rings are wearing out. Oil is slipping past them--getting into the combustion chamber--and burning. Also, your lifters are knocking because fuel is slowly getting into your oil and breaking it down. This will cause the lifters to stick and make a knocking sound. Sorry, but it sounds like the engine needs to be rebuilt. The good news is an engine from 1980 is pretty easy to take out and rebuild. If you do this, be sure to have the valve seats replaced in the head. The seats should be upgraded because in 1980 unleaded fuel was just coming out, and it burns hotter than leaded fuel. The valve seats in 1980 were not designed for this.
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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Hi there, re the solid lifter on Holden blue motors,

Solid lifter are just that, solid, what your problem is valve adjustment, solids have to be checked on a regular basis, they will come out of adjustment often, these are best suited for high performance engines, as standard hydraulics tend to pump up and hold open valves, at higher engine speeds obtained by performance engines. They eventually bleed down, but that a pain in the bum. For every day use go back to hydraulics, you wont have a problem with pump up and things will work so much better. The blue smoke is an oil burning problem as has been indicated by previous post.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, January 11th, 2008 AT 7:16 AM

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