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Old 07-04-2003, 03:47   #1 (permalink)
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New head and tonnes of smoke

I fitted a reco head to my EA 3.9L multipoint OHC i6 engine and after re-assembling it and starting for the first time, it spewed out smoke from the exhaust. The rings are fine, it doesn't really smell like oil, what could it be?

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Old 07-04-2003, 03:53   #2 (permalink)
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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

have had the same problem on all the head gasket fixes i have done (totalling 3 in two years) and this problem is common on initial start-up. Take it for a good decent drive, should fix itself within no time (has on mine anyway)

Could also be burning off oil you might have spilled down exhaust? Condensation?
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Old 07-04-2003, 18:39   #3 (permalink)
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Are you sure? really sure?
There's ****loads of smoke..
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Old 07-04-2003, 19:06   #4 (permalink)
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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

Did you put the gasket in

Doesnt sound right. I had no smoke when I did mine
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Old 07-04-2003, 20:07   #5 (permalink)
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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

yeah, the gasket is in.. hmm, perhaps i'll take it all apart again and have another look

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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

What colour is the smoke?

White is water, blue is oil, black is over-rich.
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Old 07-05-2003, 17:56   #7 (permalink)
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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

How bad was the last gasket blown? its possible it dumped a whole lot of water in the exhaust, which would take a little bit to burn off, happened on my escort, went away after about 20mins
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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

I had shitloads of smoke too when I first started mine after reconditing my head. I put it down to oil getting in the cylinders when re-assembline it.

If the smoke hasnt gone away after a minute or two you have a serious problem.
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Old 07-07-2003, 16:44   #9 (permalink)
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i had smoke when i started her up but she cleared right away :)
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Re: New head and tonnes of smoke

same prob in my car last week just put in 20w/50 oil plus wynns stop smoke and it stops
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