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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 03, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Got on the engine for the first time since I owned it a few miles from home. Smoke started to come out from under the hood and a trail of liquid followed me down the driveway. Upon further inspection, something let go the drivers side of the engine with oil on the inner fender and smoke coming from the the exhaust manifold.

Hoping for the best, I replaced both PS hoses but this didn't solve the problem. So far the engine oil is clean and the motor runs fine. This is a dead stock low miles 67 396 car. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 03, 05:42 PM
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You need to figure out what kind of liquid it is. My initial suspicion would be an oil pressure gauge line since you've ruled out PS fluid. If you have an AT, look at the cooler lines, although they're on the wrong side of the engine.


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Don't overlook the valve covers or breathers. Do you have open element breathers in the valve cover? If so that would be the first thing I would check/replace.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 03, 07:35 PM
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If you have an automatic it may have puked tranny fluid out the dipstick. It's common for the dipstick to not seal very well, or not be fully inserted. Under the right conditions, it will blurt a pretty big mess under the hood.

My project car does this. I currently have a white rag tied around the dipstick tube - that's how I finally figured out where the oil was comming from. The white rag is now red.

I guess I'll be replacing my dipstick when I finally start getting it back together.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jul 12th, 03, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the insight, yes it is a T-400 transmission. I'll check out your suggestions and report back on Sunday.

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