Ensure the engine is hot, the throttle open and the choke off and coil disconnected. Then this highly informative test can be carried out. For more helpful tips and techniques, be sure to check out our Basic Engine Maintenance for Classic Cars course.
How to diagnose smoking problems in your classic car. Expert car restorer Ed Hughes takes you through the tests you must do to find out what precisely is wrong. This video contains essential diagnostic tips to find out what needs to be done.
Once you’ve removed the cylinder head from the engine block, it’s necessary to dismantle the head to properly assess its condition and decide the next course of action. Ed teaches you how to search for any damage on the surface, including to the valves, head and copper sealing rings and the head gaskets, and then takes the head apart to have a look at each of the components inside.