I have a 1989 Ford F150 4x4 new Jasper 302 installed about 10 years ago drove very little 8-10k sits most of the time new interest in playing with it runs good cold smokes a little after 20-30 min of run time smokes a lot, no power, lifters rattle acts like running on 4 cyl can't figure it out


Asked by Dec 17, 2014 at 11:41 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150 XLT Standard Cab 4WD SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced plugs, wires, rotor, ignition module, heavier oil runs really good cold very bad when hot if it sits for awhile ok again burning oil (smokes) sat for a long time after new motor installed

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Have you thought about compression testing each cylinder?

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seals or rings are gone somewhere letting oil get into the combustion chamber. It will not be cost effective to fix this issue compared to getting a newer more efficient vehicle.


Not driving a vehicle is definitely not good. A friend in his 70's purchased a new Oldsmobile in 1992. By the time he got around to telling me it wasn't running right it was 2013. When I got into the vehicle to start it I noticed it had 8K miles on the odometer. To make a long story short it started but every seal in the engine was dried up and shot. I suspect the cylinder walls also rusted up thus destroying the rings.

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