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Discussion in 'Windsor 5.0 / 5.8 Engine Tech' started by Nick87Saleen, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. Nick87Saleen

    Nick87Saleen New Member

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    i have a 1987 Saleen. Under hard acceleration and high rpm downshifts it smokes smells like oil. Any ideas what that's from?
     
  2. broncojunkie

    broncojunkie Active Member

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    Smoke from tailpipe or under hood?
     
  3. Nick87Saleen

    Nick87Saleen New Member

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    Tail pipes
     
  4. FoxBodyMustangs

    FoxBodyMustangs Administrator Staff Member

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    might be an exhaust leak at the collector or the headers... Sometimes it can also be from the valve gaskets leaking onto the headers..
     
  5. Nick87Saleen

    Nick87Saleen New Member

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    If that was the case wouldn't it smoke from under hood? The bluish/white smoke comes out of the exhaust
     
  6. FoxBodyMustangs

    FoxBodyMustangs Administrator Staff Member

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    I thought you posted under hood, my mistake... If its bluish/white smoke that is not good.. Check your dip stick put the oil in your two finger tip and tap them together if it turns milky its a blown head gasket or something worst.. Make sure your engine is not running and don't every touch the oil while HOT...
     
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  7. Blown347

    Blown347 Moderator Staff Member

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    Run to the parts store and get a block tester, it will tell you if there are combustion gases present in the coolant (I.e. A blown head gasket) that's what it sounds like to me, but it could also be that you've got a cylinder about to let go, since it's not constant smoking. Could be getting blowby from a bad cylinder when you get on it hard
     

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