Re: Blue smoke on start up - solutions in a bottle?
Gene, we coulda had an oat soda while you were here. I've been at high altitude my whole life so 85 octane is the norm for me. I use it in everything but high performance stuff, including the wife's new Acura, and it's never an issue. I've even used it in a 12.5/1 compression bike engine on accident and never noticed a difference.
The MJ 496 on the other hand is really grouchy about gas. If the 91 that's in it gets more than a month old I get some rattle at low throttle acceleration. And it's very hard on tires, too. But that's way off topic.
69 Malibu Stock 307, Reverse Manual TH350, 4,500 Stall Edge Converter, 4.56 Spool 35 Spline 12 Bolt
76 C20 VortecPro 496 628HP 655 lb/ft TH400 Edge Converter, 4.10 14 bolt