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So let me start off I got a new truck 98.5 reg cab long box 4x4 with the 360 145,000 miles has 4.10 and decent tires for $600. Anyways upon first start up its like a mini seafoam blue smoke after that initial any time you punch it blows a decent cloud. I did the plenum and PCV on my last truck but that was 3 years ago can they cause this kind of usage or should I be looking more motor related valve seals, rings, etc.?
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Last edited by jpsycoboy5; 11-05-2013 at 01:46 PM..
Alright I'd like to change the symptoms a bit it only smokes on first start up really bad after the truck has been driven earlier I started it up drove it 10 miles everything was fine no smoke or smell shut it down for about a half hour started it back up instant oil burning smell through the vents and smoke out of the exhaust
I have the same oil burning problem and am putting of doing the rebuild. Can afford the lost time, but after letting it idle and then driving away and seeing a blue cloud behind me, or even on startup I see a small cloud, and the smell, just reminds me everytime, REBUILD
Believe it or not I still use the ford rubber umbrella seals ..just did my 99 before the wreck...it was smoking just on start up ,and when it has been sitting for a while at first...I always use the air compressor and spring tool....
If you are going to do this, buy the valve keepers from Napa , they are really (cheap), and when the magnet decides that it needs to drop the keeper in the grass somewhere you will have a bunch of spares, they are hard to find on a Saturday evening
99 -EC-(GONE) 18 WHEELER PARKED ON THE FREEWAY AT NIGHT NO LIGHTS AROUND I DROVE INTO THE BACK OF IT
09- 2WD- CCSB -5.7 AUTO-TRAILER PACKAGE-Y.E.S. SEATS-REN-DUALS-LONE STAR PACKAGE-K/N DROP IN- SIDE DECAL REMOVED - UPDATED HEMI EMBLEMS-20'S- SUPERCHIPS 3865--7 INCH CST LIFT
if you don't have air or the air fitting or don't trust the air, you can also use the rope trick. disconnect battery first !!! with spark plugs out and piston rotated down, feed a soft rope about 1/4 inch diameter into the cylinder. rotate crank to move piston up until it compresses the rope and stops. jiggle it up and down several times to seat the rope. this eliminates the risk of air leak, air loss, etc. you'll still need the compressing tool and some extra keepers are not a bad idea