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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34ford 454, May 15, 2019.

  1. 34ford 454
    Joined: Aug 9, 2017
    Posts: 3

    34ford 454

    Can anyone HELP?
    I have a sbc 350 with twin turbos and a mild cam. It has a new Howards roller can with roller lifters and roller clam shell rockers, electric fuel pump. It does not use oil and I have no excessive oil leaks anywhere. No coolant loss either. I rebuilt it less than 100 miles ago with everything new. It is smoking out the exhaust pipes and I have done everything I can think of to stop the smoke. It has a reservoir oil tank with a scavenger pump to pump the turbo drain oil back to the fuel pump opening back to the pan. No pressure here, just steady stream of oil. I have disconnected turbo drain line and dumped into open can; I have removed the forced air turbo referenced connection to the hat; I have put PCV on one valve cover; I have vented the other valve cover to the air under car; I have disconnected both forced air tubes from the carb hat; Had a rocker stud broken and replaced with screw in stud and new roller rocker; engine cranks and runs good with no apparent issues other than the smoke. It is a blackish blue in color. I have reduced the amount of fuel by carb adjustment and fuel pump regulator to the minimum amount to keep the car running thinking that it was over fueling.
  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 43,203


    blackish sounds like rich mixture.

    put a wideband O2 sensor on it, see what's up with the fuel mixture?
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    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,850


    Sounds like it’s rich
    Intake or turbo pipes oily indicating it’s eating oil?
    Vacuum / boost readings ?
    Leak down / compression test?
    I would start with that
    And with what @squirrel said about the wide band o2
  4. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,987

    from Ks

    What do the plugs look like? Lippy
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  5. Does the PCV you installed have a good baffle under it? Mine did not have one and smoked. I made a plate/baffle inside the valve cover and all is well.
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  6. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 361


    I had a turbo failure when I was playing with them in the 90's. It spooled up fine, but pulled oil through the seal while at idle. The smoke would clear once she spooled. But oil burns blue, fuel burns black.
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  7. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,789


    Is it a blow through system? Where do you have the pcv plumbed in? Manifold vacuum does turn into boost if the turbos are doing there job.
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  8. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,218


    Do I understand you have a PCV and what is essentially a road draft tube. So you are pulling a vacuum on one valve cover and a open tube hanging under the car on the other not good.

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