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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 08-21-2007, 03:14 PM   #101
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Tough to say. I figured if you are burning as much as you mention that the plugs would give us an idea of what was wrong.
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What is another way to check? A way I can check the rings etc.? She is smoking more often now.
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. . .do a compression check etc., to see if the issue is a valve seal on the new head or something else.
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Do that.
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well she is smokeing more now, more often there is smoke being shoved out the tailpipe. If she was burning as much as it seems, whould I notice a change in oil level
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Sorry,.....I'm about to vent a little here.

If you don't follow the advice or attempt the suggestions... what help can we be?
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well beside the compression test sugestion, i have not got much info offered for the smoking problem after the intake swap, on the compression test, i dont have the tools to do that my self and i dont know if ayone else has the tools, can i go to a local shop and they be able to tell me?
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A local shop should be able to perform the test. Also the local parts places may rent the tester where you pay upfront and return it for all your money back.
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what is the actual name of the tool that im going to be renting from them, because you all know as well as me, half of the people that work there dont know have of the stuff you are talking about ? around how much is it going to cost for the up front pay for it? On a scale of 1-10, what is the diffculty level of this job?
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http://tinyurl.com/ypzfc

First Google result for "Compression Tester" =
http://www.autozone.com/Ntt,compress...7P13&HBX_OU=50

First Google result for "How to check compression" =
http://www.aa1car.com/library/compression.htm

Second Google result for "How to check compression" =
http://www.search-autoparts.com/sear...l.jsp?id=16170

Other Google results for "How to check compression" =
http://www.valvoline.com/carcare/art...cid=5&scccid=5

http://autos.yahoo.com/maintain/repa...ques056_1.html

Basically you pull your sparkplug, screw a gauge into the hole where the sparkplug was, and with your coil wires removed, you have someone crank the engine while you read the max level on the gauge. People often squirt a couple squirts of oil in the cylinder through the hole first, so you'll get a good seal at the rings and get a decent reading.

A basic compression gauge costs around $30 at auto-parts stores, but you can find them anywhere from $15 to $90. You can also just take your car to an auto repair shop and they can do it for you in exchange for a small amount of money, which they can quote you beforehand if you ask.

If you seriously have no clue how to rent a tool from your local auto parts store, or don't trust them to provide you with instructions, or don't trust yourself to do it properly, just go to an auto shop and pay them to do it. You'll save much time and get more solid answers from people who literally do it every day, and will be able to give you professional advice.

An alternative, if you live near any of the gearheads on this forum, is to purchase a case of beer and invite a gearhead to stop by on a weekend and check it for you.
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Well i took the advice on going to a and having them do it for me and this is what he told me, "we dont have anything here that will tell us anything, even if we had all the equipment in the world here we still could not tell you anything, so your best bet is to live with the smoke, or since your a mechanic fix it your self!" well i got mad, so i went to autozone and picked up a guage so im about to go out and do it my self, i will let you all know whats going on.
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