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Old 09-24-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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smoke out of the air filter when starting?

Maybe low on oil? But when I turn her over smoke just comes out the air filter? Any ideas.
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Maybe low on oil? But when I turn her over smoke just comes out the air filter? Any ideas.
What color smoke and does it actually start?
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White smoke and no it doesnt start. Only had a new starter motor fitted last week and it did start then its sat for around a week.
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White smoke and no it doesnt start. Only had a new starter motor fitted last week and it did start then its sat for around a week.
Strange since it started before. Nothing else was messed with? Timing, etc. does it seem to backfire. It sounds like the timing is off, allowing exhaust back up the intake valve and into carb. Or an intake valve sticking open.
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Very strange. I tightened the accelerator pedal but I had a look and its not over tightened that its letting petrol in and flooding the engine. Im totally stumped as it started fine after the new motor went in. All thats happened is its been sitting for a week. Or... some **** has shoved something up the exhusts haha.
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Is there any smoke coming out of the tail pipe?
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Didnt look but will do tomorrow night.
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If there is anything coming out of the tail pipe then my guess would be you have a leaky intake valve
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Easy to fix? Could I do it myself or are there any checks I could do to prove your theory?. Thanks matey
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Umm no not easy you have to have your heads re-done but you could do a compression test to see if you have a leak. And if you have a bad cylinder then pour about a cap (the cap on a quart of oil on) of oil in and re check it. If the pressure is better then you have a bad piston ring and if it stays the same then its a head/head gasket problem
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Done a bit of research so I get what you're saying now. Thanks matey
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Done a bit of research so I get what you're saying now. Thanks matey
No problem! Glad i can help a fellow mustanger!
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I changed all the spark plugs today and started first time and ran like a dream. Seems like the lack of spark wasnt burning the fuel so it just packed up. Going to take one out and see if its wet like before. But seems to be fine now. Thanks again for comments and I hope this helps others. Oh and get the right spark plugs.. second opinion before changing them
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Glad to hear you got her going!!
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