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Old 05-05-2012, 08:38 PM   #21
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Default Re: small block chevy oil leak

And be sure the oil pressure switch is properly seated.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #22
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Default Re: small block chevy oil leak

The back corner of the head can leak out oil where the drain is at the block. But i dont know how it would get on the header, mine covered the starter.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:29 AM   #23
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sorry it took so long to respond findings but with work and home projects i got side tracked.it was the intake gasket,when the builder put it together he used what appeared to be a hardening sealer and also didnt put enough to seal corners
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:26 PM   #24
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are you talking about the intake as in intake manifold? that can leak oil?
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:32 PM   #25
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wow !!! >>>>.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #26
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:45 PM   #27
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well im new to cars so thanks for the help jackass.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:17 PM   #28
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ok so if the distributor is too close to the firewall to pull out, can i use an engine hoist and move the engine forward a little? is there neough play on the drive shaft etc?
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #29
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:33 PM   #30
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #31
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ok so if the distributor is too close to the firewall to pull out, can i use an engine hoist and move the engine forward a little? is there neough play on the drive shaft etc?
Try taking the cap and rotor off before you take the engine hoist to it....if there's a wiper motor, or some other component in the way, I'd remove that too....
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #32
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Try taking the cap and rotor off before you take the engine hoist to it....if there's a wiper motor, or some other component in the way, I'd remove that too....
no wiper motor in the way just the lip of hte firewall.

86 s10 blazer with a 350 in it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:43 PM   #33
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If you can't tell where 2 qts in 50 miles is coming from, I'd suggest you need your eyes tested. That should be very apparent sitting in a garage. We can't see the problem source so you have to use your own eyes. Good luck It can't be hard to find.
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no wiper motor in the way just the lip of hte firewall.

86 s10 blazer with a 350 in it.
It looks like we have a funny boy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:47 PM   #34
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It looks like we have a funny boy.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:19 PM   #35
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SBC only has a few things to leak back there, intake, valve covers and the off chance of a head gasket or a dist seal (the oil pressure unit would be more of a drivers side leak). Use a flashlight and a mirror.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:25 PM   #36
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I would suggest you need new valve cover gaskets and seal them. HRP
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:25 PM   #37
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On my 350 I had changed an oil pan gasket and everything worked fine for the first day or two and then I started seeing oil on the rear of the motor.

I thought I had just missed a bolt so I tightened the bolts again and within a day or so more oil on the rear of the motor.

This time I started looking much closer at just what was going on.

The brand New gasket kit which was kind of costly and was one of those blue thick gasket came with New bolts because of being thicker.

The brand new bolts were bottoming out in the holes!!!

I trip to a local hardware store for shorter bolts solved the problem with the oil pan leaking.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:59 PM   #38
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It might honestly be simpler to loosen the cab and core support bolts and raise the cab a bit to get the distributor out on that particular truck then try to slip the engine forward.

If you read the manual for instructions for pulling the trans and transfer out of a S-10 4x step 1 is unbolt left side of cab and raise it 2 inches and put a block between the cab and the frame for clearance.
But yes take the cap and rotor off as Abomb suggested. The valve covers will have to come off anyhow to get the intake off so check the gaskets close.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #39
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Did you check the mass air flow sensor????
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:26 PM   #40
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