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Re: Running roughly and blowing blue smoke....

To: MG Nuts <>
Subject: Re: Running roughly and blowing blue smoke....
From: Skye Poier <>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 11:58:23 -0700
Sounds more like rings or valves.  Do a dry/wet compression test...
Or even better, a leakdown test, but that takes more equipment.


Word on the street is Tony Sheehan said:
> My wifes 65MGB is running like a tractor, power is down, and it blows blue
> smoke, especially when idling and as you rev to pull away.  It is not
> burning a lot of oil, and there are no other unusual mechanical noises,
> other than the sound of rough running (which could be, to be honest, hiding
> subtle noises).  My first thought was a blown head gasket, but there is no
> water getting into the oil (oil is still black, not creamy).  Could it still
> be a head gasket, or am I missing something else?
> Thanks,
> Tony Sheehan.

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