In need of assistance - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Classic Mustangs



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 11-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
In need of assistance

Ey guys i need some help. Today I was going to try out my car and when I turned it on this black liquid sprayed out my tail pipes. My oil pressure is way low even though oil was just added and there was a lot of white smoke last time I drove it. What could this all be? Thanks in advance.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
tc x 4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Indiana
Posts: 3,783
No worry, just condensation in the pipes.
tc x 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Aggiesrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bryan
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,883
Could a head gasket. Check your oil again and make sure not milky brown. Could be condensate mixing with carbon build up. But the low oil pressure is worrisome.
__________________
chevy runs deep, Don't step in chevy!

289 - Holley 4150 570cfm; Performer intake; mild cam; MSD HEI; 302 heads; Roller Tips; Hedman Tri-Y headers; H-pipe w/Flowmaster 40's; 9 in posi 3.50; 205/50-17F; 225/50-17R.
Aggiesrok is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Yeah I read it could be condensation if it happened on cold mornings then went away, but this was during warm weather at 3:00 in the afternoon and constant until I got home. We checked compression not to long ago and it was good. Could it be the intake gasket?
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 07:38 AM   #5
Registered Member
Commercial Member
Regular
 
matcox83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Shelby Twp
Region: Michigan
Posts: 509
What is the consistency of the liquid? If it is like water, it is probably condensation with carbon build up mixed in. Oily would be worse. May not be related to your other problem tho.
matcox83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Sounds like a problem to me make rings how many miles is on it?
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
The Guy I got the engine from said about 145000 original miles, but he had replaced the pistons not long ago. I don't know exactly how the liquid was, it was dry by the time I noticed it.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang
The Guy I got the engine from said about 145000 original miles, but he had replaced the pistons not long ago. I don't know exactly how the liquid was, it was dry by the time I noticed it.
Sounds like carbon build up
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Yeah? I hope! The intake was just replaced. Could it be the intake gasket is leaking coolant and that's what the white smoke is about? I hope it is just carbon mixture.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 10:18 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
tc x 4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Indiana
Posts: 3,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang
Yeah? I hope! The intake was just replaced. Could it be the intake gasket is leaking coolant and that's what the white smoke is about? I hope it is just carbon mixture.
I think you just figured it out. As already stated, check your oil, it'll look milky if It's leaking. Could also be a cracked head.
tc x 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Ahhhh.... Worse case scenario is something is broken!
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
tc x 4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Indiana
Posts: 3,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang
Ahhhh.... Worse case scenario is something is broken!
As long as you haven't overheated it, I wouldn't sweat it. But you need to figure it out before you do overheat it, else its gona get expensive fast .
tc x 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Ok just got home and checked my oil and it's really low, just below add mark. Also my coolant reservoir is totally dry.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
You have a head gasket or manifold leak do you smell the antifreeze?
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:00 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Well I didn't turn it on so I didn't really smell anything. If its the manifold I need to buy a new gasket right? I can't reuse it?
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:05 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
No but i would say you have a head gasket leak any puddles onset it?
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:17 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Actually i did notice a small one right under the oil pan.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:18 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Rear main seal back by the transmission?
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Umm wait are you asking if that's where it's located?
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang
Umm wait are you asking if that's where it's located?
Correct
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 01:41 PM   #21
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
To be honest I couldn't say for sure. It's an 87 5.0 and t5 tranny.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:17 PM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
garbill2003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 914
Add motor oil antifreeze to where it should be drive it then check to see how much it changes.
garbill2003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
tc x 4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Indiana
Posts: 3,783
Your gona need a new gasket for sure. The oil concerns me, make sure there is no cracks in the heads when you put it back together. Trojan horse & dreamstang are pretty much experts on the fox, so if you have problems pm one of them, they're very helpful.
tc x 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by garbill2003
Add motor oil antifreeze to where it should be drive it then check to see how much it changes.
Yeah that's a good idea. I'll do that today or tomorrow. Depending on how it goes I might take it to the mechanic on Friday.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
Aggiesrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bryan
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang View Post
Ok just got home and checked my oil and it's really low, just below add mark. Also my coolant reservoir is totally dry.
It's ok if your reservoir is dry, did you open the radiator cap (of course with the engine absolutely cold) and check to see if your low on coolant in the radiator. You might want to go ahead and change your oil, just to see what it looks like. If its not dark brown or black and motor oil thick, but milky, you've got a head gasket issue.
Even if the oil level is just touching the dipstick, it probably should not have a low pressure reading (maybe a little less than normal but not low).
__________________
chevy runs deep, Don't step in chevy!

289 - Holley 4150 570cfm; Performer intake; mild cam; MSD HEI; 302 heads; Roller Tips; Hedman Tri-Y headers; H-pipe w/Flowmaster 40's; 9 in posi 3.50; 205/50-17F; 225/50-17R.
Aggiesrok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #26
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Yeah I checked the radiator and was pretty full. The oil is brown but not thick and the oil pressure was marked as low as it goes.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 02:59 PM   #27
Registered Member
Regular
 
Aggiesrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bryan
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang View Post
Yeah I checked the radiator and was pretty full. The oil is brown but not thick and the oil pressure was marked as low as it goes.
Sounds like you're definitely getting some coolant into the oil.
__________________
chevy runs deep, Don't step in chevy!

289 - Holley 4150 570cfm; Performer intake; mild cam; MSD HEI; 302 heads; Roller Tips; Hedman Tri-Y headers; H-pipe w/Flowmaster 40's; 9 in posi 3.50; 205/50-17F; 225/50-17R.
Aggiesrok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #28
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Yeah now I just have to find out from where.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #29
Registered Member
Regular
 
Aggiesrok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bryan
Region: Texas
Posts: 1,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by My68mustang View Post
Yeah now I just have to find out from where.
It's most likely a head gasket and hopefully not a crack.
__________________
chevy runs deep, Don't step in chevy!

289 - Holley 4150 570cfm; Performer intake; mild cam; MSD HEI; 302 heads; Roller Tips; Hedman Tri-Y headers; H-pipe w/Flowmaster 40's; 9 in posi 3.50; 205/50-17F; 225/50-17R.
Aggiesrok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2012, 04:17 PM   #30
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Hopefully. If its a crack the engine is jacked, there goes my 5.0.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #31
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by garbill2003
Add motor oil antifreeze to where it should be drive it then check to see how much it changes.
Ok I filled the oil today and drove it to the gas station and the oil pressure gauge is still marking as low as possible. And when I turned it off my left tailpipe was smoking (don't know if that's normal). Does this help diagnose the problem any better?
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 05:25 PM   #32
Registered Member
Regular
 
BigpapaDean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 520
Hey bud, not to make you freak but I found the same issue with my 67. I did have to rebuild my engine. Something about a ring and cylinder wall being no good. It was the same thing, light coloured smoke out of my left tail pipe. If the smoke is always there, then it has to be internal and you will end up having to rebuild the block....or find another 5.0. Good luck.
BigpapaDean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #33
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigpapaDean
Hey bud, not to make you freak but I found the same issue with my 67. I did have to rebuild my engine. Something about a ring and cylinder wall being no good. It was the same thing, light coloured smoke out of my left tail pipe. If the smoke is always there, then it has to be internal and you will end up having to rebuild the block....or find another 5.0. Good luck.
To late I'm freaked! This bites, ima take it to the mechanic this Saturday and pray the whole way there. I don't think I will rebuild the block if it's jacked. I'll just instal the original 289, just buy the right flywheel. Damn it.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 07:49 AM   #34
Registered Member
Regular
 
BigpapaDean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 520
Hey it's not the end of the world. I surpassed my budget so much I thought I'd have to sell my mustang....but, she's still here. This is the reality we chose when we buy these older vehicles. Don't worry about it.
BigpapaDean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #35
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: May 2012
Region: Arizona
Posts: 99
Jaja well when your right your right. I love my car and I'll do what i can to make it work.
My68mustang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 4 Cylinder | V6 | Classic Mustangs || Tech and Talk > Classic Mustangs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



02:25 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.