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BrianS, NE    Posted 11-01-2017 at 14:34:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • 961 smoking
  • I had the motor redone last year on the 961. Has and continues to run great. I haven't used it a lot in the last couple of months. Last time out though it was smoking a bunch. Sounds normal otherwise. Thinking maybe a stuck ring?

    I have read in the past about using Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinders to free up a ring. Any thoughts?

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 11-02-2017 at 20:24:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: 961 smoking
  • I have always loosened and re-torqued head bolts, in the correct pattern, after an engine with a new head gasket has been run a couple of times. It only takes a few minutes, even on a V8. Cheap insurance. I've never had a blown head gasket. When I ask, friends with blown head gaskets usually say they followed the instructions that head gaskets don't need to be re-torqued.

    36 coupe    Posted 11-02-2017 at 17:10:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Oil can make white smoke,A pint of MMO will cost 3 bucks.Try it and see.

    R Geiger    Posted 11-01-2017 at 17:43:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • White smoke would be coolant and black smoke would be oil.

    BrianS, NE    Posted 11-01-2017 at 23:21:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Coolant it is then. Not to determine why.

    clayton ingmire    Posted 11-01-2017 at 16:48:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • is it low on coolant? if it has a bad head gasket or crack some where burning antifreeze will smoke a lot just a thought

    BrianS, NE    Posted 11-01-2017 at 17:19:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: 961 smoking
  • Good thought. I will check that out.

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