Continuing the discussion from About the Maintenance/Repairs category:
Hi I recently purchased a 87ford escort and I think it may have been
sitting for a while but it runs Problem is it jumps rattles shakes while
idalling same thing when driving but not as bad. I’m hoping it is just
in need of tune up but it continues to blow out black smoke from tail
pipe,getting oil changed today.Do you think the smoke could mean the
rings are bad? Also some times it takes awhile before the car shifts
when I am driving till it gets warm.