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Ticking noise in engine and blue smoke in exhaust

I have a 1990 ford ranger and it is making ticking/tapping noise in the engine, and also after driving for a while there is blue smoke in the exhaust. I also have to add oil after about 700km.

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    ticks when i push on the gas petal and oil cap came off

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    ticking noise, loss of power driving, blue smoke from exhaust

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The tapping are the lifts tapping because there is no oil getting to the top of the motor. the blue smoke is the oil burning.could be the head gasket is going bad or the piston rings are done in.

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