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Old 09-27-2007, 07:55 PM
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Ok thats something that I will really take to heart the long term, after the excitement has gone satisfaction of the motor and how it drives on the street. Wouldn't a vacuum canister resolve the problem with the brakes?

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Another 86 Oldsmobile Cutlass, I had one with a 350 bored .60 over, flat top pistons, Vortec heads, roller rockers, bigger springs, screw in studs, EX294 cam, Air-Gap Intake, 700r4 trans w/3000 stall converter and 3.73 gear drove it about a week before it was stolen...

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Well because I already have the Vortec heads, thats probably the engine I'll go ahead and build.
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Thats good to know I've been having so many problems out of this car, I haven't really had a chance to enjoy it. I've had starter problems, push rod problems, flywheel problems, electrical charging problems, shock, rear-end problems, and now for some reason the dipstick won't stay seated keeps pushing up out of the the holder.... I do know the the couple of times I've really been to get on it it ran real strong.
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How can I tell if I have sufficient breather capacity? That I'm not really sure of, and I don't know know to check it either. The ring problem I've heard a couple of times, but I've never put anything less the 93 in the car and even mix in a lil racing gas every now and then. I do have smoking out of the tailpipes also, nothing at idle but quite a bit at WOT. Engine isn't tapping, knocking or making any other strange sounds, and runs really strong. I've also been told that the smoking out of the tailpipes could be caused by oil being sucked into the pvc as well, any possible truth to that?
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Pull out the PCV and have a look. You may be feeding it 93 but of it needs 97..... You don;t always here the detonation, especially at high rpm. Smoke or steam out the exhaust could be head gasket trouble. Also a indication of detonation from excessive compression ratio/lack of fuel octane. There is not free lunch. Water injection does a good job of eliminating detonation on high compression motors that really need more octane that whats at the pump.
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I'd do a compression test and a leak down test to see how the ring seal is.
How long should I have to remove the pvc for the smoking to stop? Will it be immediate or will it take some time. The problem that I'm running into is I'm very new at all this stuff and actually about to start attempting to do all....ehh most of the work on my car myself... I'm tired of paying someone to do something that with the right tools I could probably do myself, tired of being on someone elses schedule when I'm paying...and last but not least paying for labor that could be going towards buying better parts...So I have no idea how I'd proform a compression leak down test or any of that stuff, is there a more kinder, gentler way to check it?
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Well I pulled the pvc to see if it made any difference as far as the dipstick, but it was still sitting off the the tube a bit, but I did look down inside the valve covers and the baffles really do look a lil tight, I'm going to try opening those up a bit and giving it another try. I've also been reading up on the leak down test and how to perform one as well that you referenced earlier. I'm really hoping their isn't a problem w/the rings.... I was trying to do little things first before jumping into this engine thing, didn't want to jump in the deep end first. With having to pull and re-ring the engine.
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