[V8] Smoking V8

Andrew Schlueter andyschlueter at 4techwork.com
Fri Jan 19 00:49:42 EST 2007

Mine quit smoking, apparently with all these new no smoking laws. The v8
has kicked its habit. Kinda nice.

Andrew W. Schlueter
'90 V8 MQuattro

-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of Coleman, David
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 7:43 PM
To: pjager at telus.net; v8 at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [V8] Smoking V8

Have you done a compression test?  My 3.6 did the same thing, rebuilt
the heads, and still did it. One cylinder had its rings going away,
which is what I attributed the problem to.  It also puffed a bit after
idling at a stop light then accelerating a tad hard away. It wasn't any
better or worse after 50k milles, and power was good (by PT standards). 

There's a certain procedure to comp tests that, I believe, requires the
motor to be warm -- though I got about the same relative readings either

If you find a weak cylinder, don't sweat it -- like I said, it never
worsened over a good amount of time. 

I post this simply because you may get input regarding guides and seals,
which can also have that effect. 


David A. Coleman
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