North American Turbocoupe Organization

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Jarron Offline
Senior Member
Ok. So the Dirty Bird started losing power, started running rough, started blowing light gray smoke / steam, and even has the milky colored oil. So, I'm thinking HEAD GASKET!. So I take it off and the gasket is INTACT. I will post pics of the head & the gasket. But what gives? I'm confused now. Please help!
1987 TC aka BIRDPWR - 5 Speed - Silver / Raven; NEW MOTOR!, .48 T3/4 Stage II, BOV, Gillis BoostValve,K & N Filter, MSD Ignition, 3G Alt, HID 8000s.

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5.0TurboCoupe1988 Offline
Posting Freak
a warped head will cause the problem described and not necessarily show up as a blown head gasket. everything is fine until the engine gets hot and is run hard.....then the leak shows up. could also be a crack somewhere...
1988 TC 2.3/5-Speed, 148K

Ryan H Offline
Posting Freak
Take out the valves and look down in between the holes for cracks. Thats where mine cracked on one of my old TCs, right between an intake/exhaust valve.
'88 TC Smile Walbro 255HP, Stinger FMIC, PIT BOV, Pro 5.0, Kirban, RR cam, FRPP strut tower brace, T3

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