Danrlemire

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Hey guys, my 36 Special runs great but burns oil a little...blue smoke at idle and at stop lights.  Is there any product out there that I can add to the oil that might help? Thanks

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A compression test including a leak down test is in order.  A vacuum test would give you some information.  Maybe you car just needs a hundred mile run at speed or a twenty mile run at 45mph in second gear.  There is really no "snake oil" cure unless it is just carboned up a bit.  The tests would confirm whether your car needs a run or an overhaul.

Good luck.

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47 minutes ago, Danrlemire said:

Hey guys, my 36 Special runs great but burns oil a little...blue smoke at idle and at stop lights.  Is there any product out there that I can add to the oil that might help? Thanks

 

 

  Probably not!  Either rings or valve guides, I suspect.  

 

  Ben

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7 minutes ago, Tinindian said:

A compression test including a leak down test is in order.  A vacuum test would give you some information.  Maybe you car just needs a hundred mile run at speed or a twenty mile run at 45mph in second gear.  There is really no "snake oil" cure unless it is just carboned up a bit.  The tests would confirm whether your car needs a run or an overhaul.

Good luck.

 

 What he said.

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If it only smokes at idle and stop lights, then don't idle, and run all stop lights.

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Try adding some marvel mystery oil to your oil and/or gas  - may smoke some more then, but seems to long term help with original engines with sticking rings and valves. 

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It will also smoke like that if gas has somehow mixed with the oil. 

 

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