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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2000, 06:52 PM
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head gaskets

Hey guys,
Last summer I rebuilt the 302 in my 82 Bronc and ever since have had trouble with fouling plugs and nasty smoke blowing out of the tail pipes. Well I thought maybe the heads were junk (they were the only thing not replaced during the rebuild due to cash flow)so today I pulled the heads to replace the with a new set and what did I find....... upside down gasket on the right side!!!!
Does anyone know if this would let the oil blow by and cause the afore mentioned problem????
Any imput would be real helpful.
Thanks guys. Mudd

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-03-2000, 02:37 AM
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Re: head gaskets

Just my guess:

If your head gasket was upside down, then you were probable getting water into your cylinders/heads. That would explain fouling of plugs and nasty smoke. Water will foul a plug faster than anything I know.

The reason I know is because I use to race Seadoo XPís, and when I did salmon shows and took the XP underwater I had problems with the biliage pumps not getting the water out fast enough before it went into the carbs. Then I just fouled plugs and stuttered.

So, it was probable water getting into your spark plugs and doing the nasty. Meaning for a really ugly ride. Hope your problem is cleared up now.

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Still havn't ired up the beast yet but I will let yo know when I do. Any thought as to if oil could get into the cylinder that way? There was a lot of soot on the piston tops mostly on that side of the motor.
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Let us know what happens. When you rebuilt the engine, did you re-ring it? Incorrect gap stagger will also allow blowby, but the correct orientation of the gasket will probably help you solve your problems .

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My 84 XLT has NO power.. and white smoke.... I will be replacing the Head gaskets as well... and hopefully she will run better... if not.. 429 time...



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