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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-20-2002, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Smoking engine?

I got little smoke that leaks out from behind my engine when i shut it off, cant find any leaks in my exhaust or oil leaks back there. And the engine isnt running hot either. Not quite sure but its the drivers side rear. Its 2.9L and not sure whats smoking, but it disipates after a few minutes. i do have a emision control light set off inside the cab though. Anyone have any ideas as to whats making the smoke?
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Re: Smoking engine?

Does it have an odor to it like burning oil or coolant?

coolant leaks are notorious on the 2.9L (and FORDS 3.8L V-6 as i found out [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]), might help pinpoint the source.
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What car do you have this in? I don't think Ford put a 2.9 in a Bronco. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I'd look closer for an oil leak. If it's on the Bronc then some may be drippin on the exhast crossover pipe. If it's higher up then maybe the valve cover gasket. Other than that I have no idea what could cause smoke after you shut down. Somethin is leakin' on somethin hot. NORM
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its a bronco 2 but no one ever answers any questions on bronco 2 forum, it does kinda smell like new carpet wich leads me to beleive that it may be a hose back there, or leaky valve gasket is a biable option.

Also newcarpet kinda smells like burnt rubber wich could be a vaccumm hose, wich could explain the emmisions control light on.
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Hmmmm, cant recall what new carpet smells like with our 20 year old dog that has bladder problems [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

Coolant leaks that spray onto a hot manifold have a sweet odor to them, if thats the case, freeze plug in the end of the head or..................... [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

Hopefully not [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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no its not sweat, and dont see any coolant leaks, probally just oil seaping around a gasket although gonna get down back further this weekend looking.
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its a bronco 2 but no one ever answers any questions on bronco 2 forum

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you have only made two posts it that forum...............
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McDerry check this site out you will absolutely love it. I'm only scared that if I give it to you we won't ever see you again. [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Oh well here it is anyway: The Ranger Station
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think ive found the problem, stupid me, damn thermostat came undone and wasnt reading and engine was getting little too hot, and oil residue was smoking off of it. *smacks self around* damn water pumps.
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Ive made replies though to most if not all of them and they dont seem to change much, all people talk about on that one is that there gas tanks are leaky and they want to put lift on there rangers but not sure how much they should.
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