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Old 08-05-2003, 05:23 PM
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Thanks again to you BobK. To answer your Questions! I do not rule out external leakage, however too much smoke is coming from the exhaust and I do not believe it is too rich. Compression is 40 psi on six cylinders with 33433 since rebuild in 1983. The head was done in 1993 with new valves and guides and stem seals. Total miles on the car are 168058. I havent had a chance to check the oil level against the dip stick when filled with the correct amountof oil when I get the car on the ground. At the moment I an waiting for the brake booster to return from rebuilding. Applying the brake allowed air to pass through the booster into the intake plenum. Hard to stop huh.
PS I cant type either. the compression should read 140 psi.

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