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exhaust restriction

joseph

LawnSite Member
Location
GA
My 81 C10 has a 250 inline 6 in it. I had a new exhaust system installed and shortly after I started getting blow-by smoke coming out of my oil fill hole. I have replaced the pcv vave and hoses and all related exterior parts. Could there be something internal thats causing a restriction or am I looking at a cracked piston?
 

plowking35

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
S.E. CT
The early 80's inline 250 6 cyl had an integral head design, meaning that the intake was part of the casting of the head. This caused the head to be prone to cracking.<br>they usually cracked between the vavles causing blowby and loss of compresion.<br>Forget about repairing the head, I payed and payed to try and fix, and I would have been better off installing a sb chevy v 8 for alot less money.<br>And trying to find a good head is next to impossible, a head off an older model may work??<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org
 
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joseph

LawnSite Member
Location
GA
A guy I work with will sell me a 350 for $200. It needs to be rebuilt, but from what everyone has been telling me, it sounds like the best way to go. I just wish I could salvage all the new parts off my 250. Thanks for all the advice.
 
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