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Re: white smoke

Subject: Re: white smoke
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 22:41:10 EDT
On Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:01:11 -0500 "Robert Allen" <>

>One of my more glorious SNAFUs was to overfill the SU dashpots on a 
>Midget. The car sits for awhile and a puddle of oil forms on the 
>bottom of
>the intake tract. On first startup it just sits there, then the motor 
>warms the oil, and, when it is ingested, produces quite noticeable 
>clouds of
>blue smoke. Once the oil is gone the car seems fine. Until the next 
>day and
>the process repeats itself.
Hmmm - i did fill them last week......dont think i overfilled them but
ill look in the morning - good idea Bob

>BTW: I would not advise overfilling the SUs of a 'friends' car on a 
>No sir. That would be mean, cruel, and unkind. Nope. Wouldn't do it.
>Bob Allen, Kansas City, '69CGT, '75TR6

Lying Bugger!! - youd do it in a heartbeat - hehe - do they sell locks
for dashpot tops??!
BTW - why has the Elva gone from the signature? - nothing untoward i

mike robson
69 roadster
70 BGT
72 roadster

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