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Old 09-18-2001, 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Dan id you go over the heads? You may have bad valve stem seals. Change the plugs and let it set overnite. Before you fire it up next morning pull the plugs and look for traces of oil. If you find oil you have bad valve stem seals. Just makes the engine smoke and fowls the plugs, you can still run this for a while, keeping ahead of the fowled out plugs.
<STRONG>I have a rebuilt 327 that a local guy did. Sounded like he knew what he was doing. I've had it for a couple years and am just now running it. I pre-oiled before I started it. I let it run for about an hour while adjusting timing and checking things out. It smokes a lot. It acts to me like the rings aren't seating but the compression is running about 155 on all of the cylinders. The plugs are very oily. Is this normal? Should I keep running it to see if the rings eventually seat?? Any help would be arrpreciated.
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