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Date registered: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 1981 380 SL
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Unhappy smoking 380SL help

380SL 1981 light and heavy blue smoke drifting out of the exhaust, did compression check, dry and wet and it was well within specs, changed all valve seals which did nothing, changed transmission modulator, still no change. Eng starts and runs good, 110,000 mi. any ideas what to check next? HELP!

The dipstick looks really new, i suspect it has been replaced with the wrong length one, it measures 22 1/2 from tip to tip. Or 21" from the lower tip to the dip stick tube cap. can anyone measure their dip stick and let me know if its the correct length please??
If it was too long this would explain why the engine is puffing, too much oil in the crankcase.

Last edited by dwksik; 08-17-2010 at 04:47 PM. Reason: more detective work done
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