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Smoke at startup- seems like seals drying up? - what to do.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Well, it looks like Im getting a puff of smoke at startup. Doesnt seem like there's anything funky with the oil, or coolant to signify a head gasket. My take is its probably the stem seals dripping a few drops of oil.

    So, if it were you, would you-

    1. Keep driving it
    2. Get it fixed
    3. Look at it as a great way to upgrade the motor.

    I've got a powertrain warranty on it , so its a great time to use it. Truck still seems to have plenty of power, but I guess could always use more! But if I dont have to have any downtime, that would be even better.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Warrantee first, then after it is refreshed sell the motor on ebay and use the cash to buy a new/bigger one.
     
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    I've got a powertrain warranty on it , so its a great time to use it

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    thats what i would do /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Pookster

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    yeah, but if the next motor dies for some reason, They aint gonna cover it if its drastically different from a SBC. Most of these warranty guys arent exactly that smart (the field analysis guys). I want to as much as possible retain the SBC. What do you guys think is a reasonable build up of a stock motor? Heads, cams, intake? Already got the exhaust work done, so really, its just that. Am I missing anything?
     
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    Last time I checked if you do anything to the motor with the exception of spark plugs, air filter and oil filter you will void your warrentee. So a new intake would be out of the question as well as a bigger carb or TBI.
     
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    Shh. what they cant see wont hurt them. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif


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    Last time I checked if you do anything to the motor with the exception of spark plugs, air filter and oil filter you will void your warrentee. So a new intake would be out of the question as well as a bigger carb or TBI.

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