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Old 07-30-2004, 08:59 PM
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Angry 383 Stroker Oil Leak

Greetings:

I recently built a 383 stroker motor and installed it into my 1986 Chevy pickup. Everything is good except an oil leak that appears around the starter on the passenger side. The leak is pretty bad.

I have removed the starter and checked for a missing plug somewhere on the block, and the rear main seal is dry, the valve covers are dry, the oil sending unit is dry, and I cannot feel fresh oil behind the Edelbrock Victor Jr. manifold.

The top of the transmission behind the engine mounting surface is dry, and the dipstick is dry. I'm really frustrated about this, and I would really appreciate you guy's professional opinions on this.

My suspicion is that a plug was left out at the machine shop or something.

Thanks: Butch383

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Old 08-01-2004, 09:22 PM
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I figured out the oil leak and repaired it. Although I received no replies, thanks anyway...
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Old 08-01-2004, 09:26 PM
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so where wuz the leak??
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what was it???

come on we are not all here all the time some of us arewn't able to check in every day even so if it takes a little time bump it back to the top and someone will help out.
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Did not intend to provoke a defensive response. I realize there are other people needing attention on this board. I was simply stating the response so that other people's problems could be attended to, and that time wouldn't be consumed answering a problem I was able to fix after posting my original message.

The problem was at the rear of the intake manifold. Because the oil was new, it was difficult to spot against the orange engine paint. I shined the light just right and noticed the seal had pushed out.

Upon removal, I noticed that one of the tabs was missing which holds the seal in place. It was on the "S" curve near the passenger side, which explains oil on the starter. I guess I overlooked it when I built the engine.

I installed a new Felpro set and the problem is fixed. I really appreciate all of you responding.
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It Seems I Have The Same Thing Going On, I Have A 388 Stroker With Oil Coming From The Pass. Side And Smoking Off The Header. I Cant Figure It Out. I Tryed Every Thing But The Intake So Far, Seems When I Goose It It Leaks More. My Motor Is Fresh Also. Only Difference Is Mine Is Blowing All Over The Motor Because I Have A Flex Fan. My Stater Has Oil All Over It Aswell. Any Other Help Would Be Great. Thanks
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