1988 Ford F-150 ENGINE SMOKE idle

Tiny
LEEM1964
  • MEMBER
  • 1988 FORD F-150
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 168,000 MILES
I had to replace the head gasket and exhaust manifold gasket. I reassembled with new head bolts toquored to ford specs. Just restarted and see some white smoke at firewall and oil dipstick tube also engine now is running on high idle 2 to 3 thousand
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 9:07 AM

3 Replies

Tiny
MERLIN2021
  • EXPERT
You did change the oils, and wiped out the cylinders? Changed the plugs? Checked the head with a straight edge, or sent it to a machine shop to check for warpage and cracks?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
LEEM1964
  • MEMBER
Yes had head resurfaced at machine show did wipe out cylinder but didnt change oil also changed the spark plugs
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
  • EXPERT
Change the oil and filter, it should burn off, if all was put together right!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 11:07 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides