Engine Mechanical problem
1954 Chevy 210 - inline 6 cylinder 235 c. i. Manual trans - -solid lifters - 3,000
WHY DOES THIS ENGINE STILL SMOKE????
This engine ran like new only have 3,000 on it - it didn't burn oil or smoke . The problem accured right after I started the car after sitting in my garage for a month - the choke idle was a little to fast but the garage temp was about 85 - 90 degrees - I let the engine idle about 20 seconds - as I was backing out I heard a loud solid noise from the engine - I though the MOTOR cracked in half but it ran perfect and there was no weird noises or knocking - about 5 minutes later I noticed a lot of blue smoke coming out of the tail pipes everytime I steped on the gas WOW !!
Now it burns oil and smokes bad after warm up. It all I took the head off took it to a machine shop and had a complete valve job done , also it was surfaced and pressure checked - it's like new now . the compression is good in all cylinders.
Also I installed a new solid copper head gasket - torque specs and rotation is perfect
I pulled the pistons - the piston rings ,connection rods and bearings and cylinder walls are like new - I didn't see any cracks in the block
I reassemble everything ,checked compression it's perfect .
The engine still smokes bad after warmup - alot of carbon build up on the pluges and the oil is very black - the spark plugs and oil only have 160 miles . After the car cooled down I checked the oil filter - it's a quart filter but it only had 1/4 quart in it .
WHY DOES THIS 235 c. i. 6 cylinder SMOKE?????
Thursday, November 12th, 2009 AT 4:39 PM