1973 dodge dart sport oil burn/ valve seal riped my guess

Asked by Jun 07, 2017 at 02:45 AM about the 1973 Dodge Dart

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Iv got a 1973 dodge dart sport. 318 v8 car that sat
since 95 got it running and driving i took my time
with getting it back on the road so the oil could get
where it needed to go.
But the more i drove it a miss started on the drives
side. Changed all ign. Parts still there it slowly got
worse the more i drove it now its smoking on one
side its got good oil psi. And good compression on
all cylinders dose this sound like a dryed valve seal
that riped and started to leck oil into a cylinder
cuzing it to feal out a pluge sorry if theres any miss
spills its 2 am and im out here trying to fix it before
a car show

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Do you know exactly what cylinder is misfiring. From my experience white smoke coming out the tailpipe is a sign of oil burning most common cause is oil burning.valve stem seal most likely worn or cracked. Best to change all seals. Easier to do with heads off but then that means you will need a head gasket kit. However the valve stem seals can be replaced without removing the head just have to be careful and make sure the cylinder you're doing the valve change on is at TDC top dead center. What's the average compression reading on the cylinders what's your lowest compression on the cylinders.

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