Have a K&N filter breather which lightly sputters oil and exhaust when RPMs start to reach 2k. Going to try and replace the PCV tonight. I'm afraid that the amount of smoke is not normal and the rings are going bad? How much is too much?
Still trying to figure out all that the PO has done and if there may be other issues. The engine runs well and has power until I try and get up on it and then it sputters. Only the tank line is connected to the canister. Is this correct?
Was hoping to this weekend but with the cold and some surprise visitors I don't think I will. Kindof don't want to because I'm afraid of the results. It runs good and has power so I'm trying to be optimistic.
The PCV change didn't help anything even though it did seem gummy. Was only able to test the first two cylinders which were 125 and 110 consecutively. Hoping to test again some time soon.
Thanks Matt for the suggestion. I'm going to look into it. I was considering replacement of the canister and making all of the of correct connections but I'm still confused by the Nutter Bypass and was wondering if that was part of the PO's efforts?
The 'blizzard' stopped shy of us by about 30 miles
I'm also in the middle of painting the exterior which is taking longer than I had hoped. It wasn't until I had the hood off and backing out of the garage that I noticed the breather smoking.
Thanks for the suggestions, I greatly appreciate it. Wishing I could react faster. So much going on right now. Anxious to make the hose connections to see if or how this changes things. Hopefully this weekend when it's suppose to be 75! - but then a great time to paint before it gets nasty again.
I stopped checking the other cylinders because the loaner from Autozone was pissing me off. Would like to get my own but I hate to drop more than $60 on a tester right now. I know you get what you pay for so I'm being cautious. Any suggestions?
Not sure of what you mean by a shield for the PCV.
Got a new canister, fuel filter and made all of the hose connections. Still coming out of the breather but not nearly as much. Found a better compression test loaner from O'Reilly that I can hopefully get soon.