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Oil spitting out!!!!

Discussion in 'Engine / Swaps etc.' started by censley, Oct 29, 2012.

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  1. censley

    censley Apprentice

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    Hey fellas,

    Finally fired up my new engine that has been ran and dynoed before I installed it.

    Lots of oil came spitting out of the passenger side... Wasn't on the engine or the starter at all!
    I'm assuming that it came out from the dip stick tube hole in the engine because the lokar flexible one I put in was not a tight fit at all! But no oil on the starter????

    Sbc 350
     
  2. censley

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    Oil was only found on the rear of the long tube header and frame on the passenger side... And a bunch on the ground right under that!
     
  3. DRIVEN

    DRIVEN Comic Book Super Hero

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    You may be right about the dipstck tube. While I don't think this is the cause according to your description, a common leak on the passenger side comes from the upper hole on the front of the block by the fuel pump. It needs to be plugged with a short bolt or it will leak oil past the fuel pump pushrod and be blown down the passenger side. It's often mistaken for a leaking front crank seal or front oil pan gasket.
     
  4. censley

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    Bolt is there... I guess the only answer is that dip stick tube being to small.... Just never seen it before like that
     
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    DRIVEN Comic Book Super Hero

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    The dipstick hole is larger diameter for passenger side than driver's side -- at least on some. I ran into that on a recent LT1 swap. Grabbed a cheap chrome one off the shelf and went to put it in. Found it was loose.
     
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    Issue is fixed! Thanks fellas... now onto the next issue lol
     
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    pontiacgp Rocket Powered Basset Hound

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    so what was the issue?
     
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