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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 14, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with my BluePrint 383 engine?

I purchased this BluePrint 383 for my 1968 in Dec 2009.
Right off the bat I had problems with it leaking oil from one of the heads. I contacted BluePrint and they sent out a new head and gaskets. That seemed to fix the problem. So since I have had it installed in the car from sometime in 2010 I have probably putonly about 3,000 total miles on it and it has ran pretty good. Now I have been trying to take it out at least every 2 weeks for the last couple of months and am noticing white or maybe a slightly blueish smoke under full throttle runs? What do you think could cause this? I am not sure what it could be since it only has about 3,000 miles on it? I do not think that Blue Print will help out since it is out of the 30 month warranty period.

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Re: Need help with my BluePrint 383 engine?

Could be the valve stem seals rotted.
Or maybe the rings need seating.
Or a slight mis-match between the head and intake manifold.

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Re: Need help with my BluePrint 383 engine?

Might just be sucking a little oil through the PCV if you're running one. If running PCV you can try replacing with a breather temporarily to see if the issue persists. If not then got to figure valve guides or ring issue. Did you check the levelness of the block's deck when the head came off? I sure would've.

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