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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Harriman, TN
The blown head gasket smoke is very white; and doesn't quit, mine covered both lanes behind me...(83 firebird)
The valve stem seals on these leak and cause bluish-white smoke when you pull out after a throttle closed stop, or after a long coast downhill.
If its continuous, I'd check the plugs for oil fouling; broken rings are possible, but not really likely at 78k. These engines aren't well known for head gasket probs, but the valve stem seals is a known thing.
My red car, at 190k is smoking from the valve stem seals, but it doesn't show on the plugs... yet, anyway. my black one doesn't at all, at 115k.
If all the plugs look good, you are probably fine. They should all look alike, a light tan. If one is extermely clean, like steam-cleaned clean, you could have a head gasket problem. The cylinder with the leak will look pristine from being steam cleaned from the inside...
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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