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    I know I'm not supposed to start it on the trailer so shoot me. I know my motor is shot, but can someone please explain the God awful amount of white smoke and how that happens?

    Fleetimus, it looks like you don't need to come over tomorrow to look at the motor, seems I'll be needing a new one.

    Anybody got a motor in nor cal for cheap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushingvws View Post


    I know I'm not supposed to start it on the trailer so shoot me. I know my motor is shot, but can someone please explain the God awful amount of white smoke and how that happens?

    Fleetimus, it looks like you don't need to come over tomorrow to look at the motor, seems I'll be needing a new one.

    Anybody got a motor in nor cal for cheap?

    Thanks,

    Nick
    I've started mine on the trailer with no problems.Are you sure its shot???

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    Quote Originally Posted by revndave View Post
    I've started mine on the trailer with no problems.Are you sure its shot???

    last I checked, billowing white smoke from a motor wasn't very good...i may be wrong, infact I hope I am... but it seems like that means something pretty major is wrong.

    ideas?

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    Have you tried to start it again?

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    Give it a pump of gas and go for it.

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    Are you sure it wasn't steam from the headers? If not that, you may have just blown a head gasket. An afternoon later and a gasket set and you are back in business. Fleet could probably set you strait.

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    I started it twice, both with smoke billowing out... I'll need a second opinion before I start it again....

    maybe tomorrow

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    It was def smoke not steam. Choking, eye's watering smoke... seemed to come from under the engine and out the back, exhaust pipes too

    Quote Originally Posted by moneysucker View Post
    Are you sure it wasn't steam from the headers? If not that, you may have just blown a head gasket. An afternoon later and a gasket set and you are back in business. Fleet could probably set you strait.

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    Sounds like a head gasket.Any water in the oil(milk shake)?

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    no, I just changed the oil too. There was oil spray on the side of the motor though.. does start to sound like a head gasket.



    Quote Originally Posted by revndave View Post
    Sounds like a head gasket.Any water in the oil(milk shake)?

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    Head gasket.....don't start it again. What did the oil look like when you drained it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceFace View Post
    Head gasket.....don't start it again. What did the oil look like when you drained it?

    looked fine. looked like used oil.. maybe a slight hint of grey

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    That's a bummer not the way to start a big weekend.
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    That could be the valve guides allowing the il to get into the cylinders and look like that. It didn't sound lie there was any knocking and that is a good thing. it couls be a simple as a valve job.

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