: northstar smoking engine



dad
03-13-08, 02:30 PM
I have a 94 sts that burns oil and sends out billows of smoke only after it has been driven on e way and then sits for awhile.

It has 115miles, it was running extemely rough and I replaced plugs which were black and fouled and now it runs great but billows smoke.

I checked compression and its good on all 8.

So what is problem? Rings or seals...etc.. does this mean removal of engine to fix? Can I add something to gas or oil to prevent buidup on plugs?

dad

Ranger
03-13-08, 03:27 PM
Is the smoke black or blueish? Have you don any WOT treatments lately?

tateos
03-13-08, 05:03 PM
"after it sits awhile" sounds like valve seals, but I think they are usually pretty good and it is unusual for them to fail

zonie77
03-14-08, 01:18 AM
Read the thread about "a river runs through it" or something like that.

tateos
03-14-08, 02:04 PM
Good one Zonie!

zonie77
03-15-08, 04:30 PM
Thanks Tateos, every so often a brain cell fires!:dance:

caddiedts
03-17-08, 12:21 PM
this message goes out to member TATEOS, i am new to the site and wanted to contact him to see if he had the
j 45930-A rear main seal installer , and would be interested in renting it. canot send message directly due to not enough replies

caddiedts
03-17-08, 12:22 PM
Good one Zonie!

this message goes out to member TATEOS, i am new to the site and wanted to contact him to see if he had the
j 45930-A rear main seal installer , and would be interested in renting it. canot send message directly due to not enough replies

tateos
03-17-08, 01:46 PM
I have the rear main seal installer for the new style seal and here is what I paid. Honestly - it was only $262.94 - not sure if it is worth it to me or to you for you to rent. I mean, I have to ship it to you, hope that you will return it, and in good condition ( I don't know you...), you have to pay to ship it to me - know what I mean? Wouldn't you be better off buying one to own?


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dad
03-20-08, 08:46 AM
thanks, I believe this is the path I needed