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posted 08-15-2002 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First off, the car has been sitting for a while since teh clutch went out. After changing the water pump gasket, my dad said the car was running rough/bad. When I went to install new plugs today, I noticed that many were horribly black, and 1 or 2 had what appeared to be oil on them. What could be causing that? Bad rings? Valves? What sould I do to correct it? I was thinking a compression test might be in order.

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capri man

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posted 08-15-2002 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the oil could have very likely seeped through the valve stem seals while the car was sitting up. i would clean or change them and run it a while and check them.

mike r
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everything else is just a game.
81 capri-7.51 @89mph 1/8
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V8 Thumper

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posted 08-15-2002 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A nasty air filter will also darken the plugs

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