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I have a 1999 Ford Ranger that the head gaskets went bad on so we replaced them and it smoked a little after we were done then it stopped. Now it smokes everytime we start it and for a while would go

Smokes way to much please help

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Did you check the heads for warpness?They may need to be machined.

Posted on Dec 03, 2012

Testimonial: "Thankyou for the response. I did not have the heads checked but they did not seem to be warped or cracked. Is there a way to check them while there on?"

  • Jerramy Grant Dec 03, 2012

    Thankyou for the response. I did not have them checked for cracks or if they are warped. I did look at them and didnt find anything is there a way to check while they are on?

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins Dec 04, 2012

    Have to check while off,use a straight edge.

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If the smoke is white, or steam it is water. you might have cracked the head or warped it. Did you get it looked at before you put the new gasket on? If the smoke is black then it is oil. Do a compression check and see if you don't have a bad cylinder. They should all be about the same give or take 5 lbs.

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Your valve stem seals on the valves inside the head are not sealing and oil is leaking past them. That oil falls inot the cylinder of each piston and when the car is started it is burning that off. Replacing the seals are cheap, but the valve springs and valve keepers have to come off to replace them. Also that's a good time to replace the valve cover gasket.

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You need to replace your piston rings. Blow-by gases from the crankcase goes back with carryover oil to the combustion chamber through the PCV valve that's why you are burning oil and producing bluish smoke. Check if there's oil in the intake manifold.

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