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I have a 1992 prodege just had a cracked head replaced and now two day's later it's blowing out grayish white smoke, checked the oil dip stick said it was full then when I run it for about 4 minutes and then shut it off checked the oil again it read nothing on the dipp stick Im confused on whats going on and my machanic is gone for a week what do I do and is it safe to drive it please hekp. Thank you

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  • bettyboopsfo Feb 19, 2009

    yes, a well known shop I know and a friend own's it ya think they did a slap job possible they were in a hurry so can you tell me what the possible proublem is and is it safe to drive untill they get back from out of town? it's possible they did do a slap job, great and he had some one else do it instead of him self.

  • bettyboopsfo Feb 19, 2009

    oh wow this is not good news abd yes, it does look like they used a blue gasket sealer, I wont drive it and I appreciate all your help and I hope it's some thing as minor as using a liqued head gasket sealer, thank you and have a Great day tomarrow and smile you helped me alot keep up the good work and thank God for good people like you for people like me to turn to when were not sure what's the proublem and you saved me alot of money I hope you get Blessed ALOT .

  • c38hot May 11, 2010

    did a well known shop do the work ? sounds like a slap job .

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From what i read , that is a lot of oil burning , possible causes are :
cylinder head not machined
cylinder head not torqued properly
valve guide seals missing or severly worn
piston rings broken or severley worn
head gasket improper installed or not there at all
cracked cylinder head
no i would not drive it , other problems will be created
do you think maybe they just tried liquid head gasket repair ?
that does not work .

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