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Old 02-09-2005, 04:57 PM
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little bit of gas or oil on my rpm airgap

My show car is away for the winter but i started it up over the weekend and noticed a little bit of a dark liquid on the intake back bye the distributor. this is a 350 chevy with a performer rpm intake. Where could this be coming from? kinda has a rust color to it after i wipe it with a paper towel. OIl, gas or even oil from my k&N airfilter maybe. Has a demon carb on it that is maybe 2 years old. Any ideas what to check?

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Could be oil seaping out from around the bolt hole if the gasket has a small leak or could be leaking from the carb base. look to see if there is any trace of gas leaking down the side of the carb tunnel.
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Identify the liquid first.
Rub it between your fingers. If it is slippery, should be oil.
Smell it. Gas and antifreeze have distinctive smells.
Taste it, antifreeze has a distinctive taste.
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I would guess it's gas. Are you running a Holley carb? Check your throttle shafts for play.

Was this liquid sitting on the intake when you uncovered the car or did you notice it after you started it up?

Should be fairly easy to determine if it is gas or oil. I also don't think I would taste it to find out, LOL. Anitfreeze is poison and petroleum based products (gas, oil) are not good for you either.

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kinda smells like gas but is dark. noticed it before i started it. didn't see anything after it ran for a while but the next day there was a lil bit more. i mean it is minute. probably a cotton swab could get most of it. Demon dis say that the throttle shaft could leak some.
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I would guess it's gas. Are you running a Holley carb? Check your throttle shafts for play.

Was this liquid sitting on the intake when you uncovered the car or did you notice it after you started it up?

Should be fairly easy to determine if it is gas or oil. I also don't think I would taste it to find out, LOL. Anitfreeze is poison and petroleum based products (gas, oil) are not good for you either.

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A tad of it on the finger wont kill you lol and that is all it takes just some on the finger.
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