Crate engine exhaust smoke

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by S_ghost, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Even a brand new engine with the rings still seating will not smoke. What did the break-In instructions tell you to do? I would get BP on the phone. I would guess valve seals....they do get damaged on install at times.
     
  2. S_ghost

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    I *MAY* have located the problem. I think it may indeed be my intake. I noticed traces of oil on both sides between the manifold and heads, and found a couple small pools of oil on the intake itself where it looks like it was coming out around the bolts. I tightened them a bit but I may have to rip it off when I get the time... Or get my mechanic to do it... Also I have been keeping an eye on my dipstick and haven't seen a noticeable change in the level so it doesn't seem to be burning it very much.
     
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  3. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Are the bolts toward the middle of the intake? Depending on heads, they generally are threaded into a open area in the engine galley and will wick oil unless thread sealer was used during install.
     
  4. S_ghost

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    The second from the front on both sides.
     
  5. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Is it a Vortec set-up?
     
  6. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Second one back on my Edelbrock heads go into the galley. If you're seeing oil around those 2 bolts, someone likely failed to use thread sealer. If the gasket is compromised in that area, it could be sucking oil into the intake track. Since this is a new BluePrint engine, I think it would be wise to contact them directly. They have replied to issues on this web site, so they do have a customer service that's responsive.
     
  7. S_ghost

    S_ghost New Member

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    No the engine came with aluminum heads. And it has a Weiand warrior intake.
     
  8. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If it's a complete BluePrint engine, using their heads, it's not Vortec style.
     
  9. S_ghost

    S_ghost New Member

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    Yeah, no its not. It has aluminum heads.
     

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