- May 15, 2003
- Northern California
well I just got done fixing up my inst cluster, new paint on the needles. Sanded and painted the front cleaned the glass. Put new bulbs in and got them working for the first time since I have owned it. It looked so good. So there I was all happy and thinking how nice it is to get things going the way they should be. So I wait till night to take it for a ride to see how the new inst panel lights are and thats when I start to feel the loss of power. missing. and that smell of burning petro products. hmmm I figured that its just being picky again. so today when I start it up and drive it its smoking as if it is burning oil. now this is the first time I have seen it smoke. What I am thinking is that this old tired motor needs new rings maybe but what do you guys think?