At 01:41 PM 11/4/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Can someone tell me if this
>is something to worry about:
> 72 TR6
> Sat in Colorado for 6 years and not started
> Told about rebuilt engine 2500 mi. before
> sitting for a while.
> Finally started car in Tx. and emits blue
> smoke continously.
> Car not running properly could be out of time
> or needing a tune job.
Smoke is bad. A "new" rebuild could go wrong in any number of ways. One
of the most common is for the rebuilder to fail to gap the new rings. The
resulting broken rings will smoke up a storm.
Take a compression test, dry and wet. to check out the condition of the
rings and valves in the engine.
If you have a lot of blue/white smoke you have work to do.
Lakeside Union School District
('72 Triumph GT6, and a good bit of USA iron)