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Old 07-09-2009, 07:16 AM
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Just started brand new 383

I just started my new crate engine (383)for the first time this morning. It is smoking at the exhaust manifold where it connects to the exhaust pipes. I assume I only need to tighten things up. No leaks present any where else.
How long should a new crate engine smoke during break in?
I assume it's just burning off like it should considering all new gaskets etc..

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Old 07-09-2009, 11:06 AM
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smoking ???

HI,its probably burning the oil out of either the exhaust manifold,or the cylinder head exhaust ports,. get it warm,and it will probably be ok.
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