[V8] horizontal V8s

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 13:23:43 EDT 2007

I think this was a function of the short cold start/run cycle and the
valve seals and not relative to the hill parking.


On 6/18/07, d saad <dsaad at icehouse.net> wrote:
> Well - there is no doubt about it kids. V8s hate to be parked on a hill -
> even for a short time.
> Mine has been running great since the
> rebuild, not using any oil at all and no smoke at all. I even had the
> opportunity to follow it down from Bogus Basin last night which meant that
> it was basically coasting downhill for 16 miles in 3rd gear. Pre-rebuild
> this would have sent clouds of blue smoke into the stratosphere - but not
> a trace now.
> Then - I had to pull it out of the garage today
> (cold motor) for the furnace repair dude - and parked it on my very steep
> driveway for about an hour. When I started it back up (it started right
> up) - there was the cloud of blue smoke. It quickly cleared, and is not
> smoking now but I can not figure out where all this oil comes from. Not a
> big deal I guess but I hate not being able to explain it.
> And
> the guy who drove my car down? He is not a car nut at all but enjoyed
> himself quite a bit. This is a very twisty road and lots of fun to drive.
> The V8 loves it - especially going uphill.
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