My 289 recently started smoking more and more. It's a white/bluefish smoke and I still have a ticking noise in there somewhere. I'm assuming they are related.
Here's what I have done... Checked and replaced worn lifters, lubed all lifters with moly grease, adjusted valves, removed cleaned and painted exhaust manifold, replaced donut gasket at rear of ex manifold, removed and checked plugs... Here's where im having issues. Plugs looked good except for a couple issues. A couple of them have oily deposits around the threads.
What should I check next? Valve guides, seals, rings??? I'm trying to be as thorough as possible before I have to take it to someone.
I don't mind tearing it all apart to find it, I look at it as a learning experience. I would really appreciate the help.