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Old 07-17-2011, 07:37 AM
ltbenji ltbenji is offline
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Default 88 2.3 Oil leak/blue cloud

Hey Everyone

I have an 88 Ranger with the 2.3.

When I start it I have a blue cloud for just a few seconds and then it goes away. My grandad says it is the valve guide oil seals. He had a car with the same engine.

Is there anything else it could be?
Has anyone replaced them in a ranger?

Last question, I have a small oil leak from the front of the engine.
Any ideas on what to check?

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:39 AM
jfreakofkorn jfreakofkorn is offline
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Default Re: 88 2.3 Oil leak/blue cloud

Its could be your valve seals.
Little oil in the exhaust means a lot of oil which could result in blue-ish smoke...

Havent done mine yet ( dont plan on it either )....

With the oil leak check the Oil Pan area, Timing Cover area, Valve Cover area.... Are some that I woul look around in...

Good luck ....

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