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Old 10-23-2003, 10:39 PM
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89 chevy 350 oil smells like the oil under the main caps.

my dads 89 chevy farm truck died while my brother was driving, we figured fuel injection = electrical problem. I checked and sure enough the starter was bad it tried to continue to crank on its own and got real hot etc. so we got a new starter and a new batt. the old one didnt hold a charge. i got it to turn over hesitantly and it fired a few times. I then got it to run for about 10 seconds i had to rev it a bit to keep it going. the thing stoped totaly not like a normal slow chuging stop but a sudden stop. and wouldnt crank any more. then i looked into the oil. I checked the dip stick and it was blacker than black and had more "glitter" in it than i like to see. It also smelled like engine oil under the main caps real burnt and nasty. I am thinking he spun a bearing or some other eaqualy bad thing what do you guys think.

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Old 10-23-2003, 10:43 PM
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If the oil is full of sparklies, something died big time! Most likely shaved a cam lobe or 2, or 3 or 4 or 5! LOL
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