What he said. I've taken off the valve cover oil cap and watched heads fill
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Elliott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'Frank Clarici'" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 4:16 PM
Subject: [Spridgets] Holy Smokes!
> I'll bet once it warms up it'll stop smoking.. The problem lies in the
> drain off from the head. It's too slow and oil pools up around the valve
> guides and gets sucked into the cylinders.
> Couple of things you can do to address this..
> Re-bush the rocker assembly, oil gets to the top of the motor through the
> rocker assembly, if it's worn at all, too much oil will get by it and
> Check both ends of the rocker shaft, both should be plugged, if not way
> much oil will pass onto the head.
> Make sure that the oil return paths from the head are clear and clean. I
> had one partially blocked by a cheap head gasket, when the oil was cold,
> would back up and the car would lay a smoke screen better then a Kennedy.
> Run thinner oil....
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