smokey surpirse on the way home today

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smokey surpirse on the way home today

Post by ianb » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:32 pm

so im drivin on the highway for about 20 mins and then i start noticing a lil smoke out the shifter boot which is smelling like burnt oil in my opinion. I immediatly pulled over to see if i was dripping anything but didnt see anything i know i need a valve cover gasket. And maybe its leaking in the rear portion onto the exhaust. But maybe its comming from the rear main seal onto the clutch right? If that was the case would the clutch be slipping at the same time? This is def concerning me cause of the reported fires in the merks..

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Post by Frag » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:38 pm

The last time that happened to me it was the tailshaft seal on my T-5. It created quite a smoke show inside and outside the car.
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Post by ianb » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:26 pm

damn that would be too easy LOL but I'm gonna take a look at that good suggestion. And it seems like it cones and goes also not consistant u kno. Hm

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Post by ianb » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:04 pm

if it was a rear main seal wouldnt it slip ?

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Post by 1lowscort » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:32 pm

not unless it was really bad. I needed a rear main seal in my GT for a long time and had no problems with my clutch.
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Post by ianb » Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:03 am

well im gonna pray its the valve cover..cus i know it needs to be done anyways

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Post by ianb » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:22 pm

im like 99% percent sure it was the VC gasket mainly cause there was oil down the side of the block and directly above it was a piece of the cork VC gasket sticking out.. so changed it with a ford oem one and now i just keep an eye out...

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