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When I start up the pinto it blows out grey smoke. Spark plugs are clean. 80lbs oil pressure. No coolant leaks. But uses oil. Is it the gasket?

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2.3 in my 1974 Pinto smokes when I start it up
« on: July 29, 2015, 11:10:00 PM »
When I start up the pinto it blows out grey smoke. Spark plugs are clean. 80lbs oil pressure. No coolant leaks. But uses oil.
When I pulled a trailer with 1200 lbs behind the pinto. No oil lose and no smoke and got better gas millage. It does not make sense to me.

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Re: 2.3 in my 1974 Pinto smokes when I start it up
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 08:22:16 AM »
Mine did that, need to change valve seals..
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Re: 2.3 in my 1974 Pinto smokes when I start it up
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 09:22:14 AM »
I agree. If it only smokes on start up that's a sign of bad valve seals. If it smokes always it's time for a re-ring or rebuild. Is it losing any coolant?