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Jul
13
comment White smoke from tail pipe on operating temp start
@KiloJKilo Smoke from burning antifreeze should have a sweet smell. If it was me, I don't know if I would put any stop leak compounds in the coolant loop if I suspected a head gasket leak. I don't think it would be good if that stuff got into the engine. Maybe if it was specifically intended for head gaskets and it was a small leak.
Jul
12
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
There should be a sticker in the glove box with the RPO codes (groups of 3 letters/numbers). One of them will be for the engine, it will probably start with an L.
Jul
11
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
You might still want to look for the block casting number and ID just to confirm you really do have a 305.
Jul
11
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
I think the number you found is the casting number for the intake manifold, which does seem to be for a 305. You've got a 3rd Generation C10, one of the options for the engine would have been a 305. You might have a different engine, and while it might be a different displacement than your C10 had originally, it could be a type that was an option for your year, so you might be covered, manual wise, with whatever the appropriate one is for your year of C10.
Jul
11
comment How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
@P.Brian.Mackey If you can see the back of the driver side of the cylinder head, you should be able to get the block casting ID. If it's a small block Chevy, anyway.
Jul
11
answered White smoke from tail pipe on operating temp start
Jul
11
revised How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
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Jul
9
answered How can I learn the details of an engine that's not original?
Jul
9
answered Honda Unicorn missing during rain and cold weather
Jul
8
answered Dust is coming into my Ford Contour 1998 2.5L when the window is closed
Jul
8
revised Dust is coming into my Ford Contour 1998 2.5L when the window is closed
tagged cdw27
Jun
29
awarded  Revival
Jun
26
revised What problems can come from AC not running for years?
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Jun
26
revised What problems can come from AC not running for years?
expanded answer
Jun
26
answered What problems can come from AC not running for years?
Jun
22
accepted Flaky turn signal
Jun
22
revised Why is there oil pooled around the spark plugs on a 2.0L Zetec in a 1998 Ford Contour LX?
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Jun
21
comment Gas mileage down significantly the last few tanks: what should I look for?
Dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor?
Jun
21
comment 1998 Ford Contour P0171 P0174
I'm guessing since it was throwing a code for EGR flow the engine was a 2.5L Duratec? The '98 2.0L Zetec has VVT instead of EGR.
Jun
21
revised 1998 Ford Contour P0171 P0174
tagged cdw27