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Old 07-01-2013
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Default 1974 Blue Pearl

Anyone know much about the older 534 ford industrial engine , its all original. I change the oil new plugs (what a bear) , wires, rotor and points. Problem is after 200 miles it is starting to smoke out the passenger side exhaust, drivers side is not smoking. I wandering valve sticking or gummed up. and ideas anyone?
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I recently cured one of my Olds diesel powered collection from excessive exhaust pipe blue smoke by pulling the glow plugs and using a meat marinade injecter soaked the cylinders with GM top engine cleaner. Instructions say don't leave it in over an hour so of course I soaked the engine for 24. Kept the cylinders full and using a breaker bar on the balancer bolt turned the crank quarter turn back and forth every couple hours, topping the cylinders as the cleaner was displaced by the piston motion. When I deemed the soak time complete, spun the engine with the starter until the liquid was out of the cylinders. To my amazement the engine has been smoke free since the procedure. Stuck rings was obviously the culprit and there's a good chance that's the issue with your 534. Of course you'll want to change the oil as the cleaner will reduce the viscosity. If it were my engine straight 30 wt and STP would be the oil I'd use. Multi weight and synthetic oils aren't the answer for vintage engines. You'll want to cover the spark plug holes with a tarp when spinning the cleaner out of the cylinders, finish off with a nice brake clean aerosol shower. Of course you want to let the fumes dissapate before attempting a restart.
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I have a 534 for sale,if Mikes trick is not the cure.
I would bet on Mike,anyday.
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When I was kid my grandpa would pour a gallon can of "Liquid Wrench" into one of his cars that smoked, and let it set overnight. We all thought he was nuts, but he swore by it!
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When I was kid my grandpa would pour a gallon can of "Liquid Wrench" into one of his cars that smoked, and let it set overnight. We all thought he was nuts, but he swore by it!
Did it work?

I assume you mean he poured it into the engine. Not the gas tank
Thru the carb?
Spark plug holes?
Thru the carb would be hit & miss.
Adding thru the spark plug holes would be the only way to get fluid to ALL the pistons at one time.
I am also assuming it was an in line 6 or 8 as opposed to a V8.
Please advise.
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Did it work?

I assume you mean he poured it into the engine. Not the gas tank
Thru the carb?
Spark plug holes?
Thru the carb would be hit & miss.
Adding thru the spark plug holes would be the only way to get fluid to ALL the pistons at one time.
I am also assuming it was an in line 6 or 8 as opposed to a V8.
Please advise.
NOT that I am endorsing this method, but the last time I remember him doing it, it was a V8 and he poured it into the spark plug holes.
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