hi thomas - since you responded to my question, i wanted to give you
some feedback. they always say sometimes truth is stranger than
this lincoln is sitting at a slight downward slope with the front being
on the downward side. as i stated before, the engine roared to life as
usual, then died, but has no compression. did a fluid check and found
oil was down one quart, has been lower before, but did top it off.
been gone for about a week. son was over had him under the car and
place one hand over each exhaust pipe while i crank engine. car almost
started but passenger exhaust pressurized and driver's side did not.
another week has gone by and it's getting warm outside and i decided
that i was going to try to sort this out. since it fired and i have
some compression, i now know i have some spark and the timing chain is
it tried to start again, so the next try, i stayed on the starter and
finally got it to come to life. it ran rough with blue smoke pouring
out both exhausts but did stay running. after a minute, idle did
smooth out and smoke finally disappeared. will start right up now.
have you ever heard of such a case like this?
hey, maybe i need to work as a mechanic and stick the owner to a 'magic'
repair that we hear so much about. :) gotta have some fun.
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