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Killeratrod, you know what I meant brother! Just realized what I was saying. Yes, a few quarts. This may be a the problem.
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That will cause the problem!!! who put all the RTV around it?
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Killeratrod, you know what I meant brother! Just realized what I was saying. Yes, a few quarts. This may be a the problem.
At least it didn't decide to start spraying oil on the way home! glad you found the problem! I like posts where people find the actual problem and come back and show the solution. Its good for the forum.
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I put the RTV around it thinking it would hold. I'm thinking that was not a good idea. LOL.

I've also been told to use a copper type hose instead..... Anyone know what I am referring to.

I'm learning as I go along. You guys have been a great help. I was about to put a new gasket on my oil pan, because I thought that was the issue.
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I put the RTV around it thinking it would hold. I'm thinking that was not a good idea. LOL.

I've also been told to use a copper type hose instead..... Anyone know what I am referring to.

I'm learning as I go along. You guys have been a great help. I was about to put a new gasket on my oil pan, because I thought that was the issue.
There are oil pressure gauge line kits in either plastic or copper. OEMs used copper for years, then began using plastic. Either will work but a lot can depend on the use and how it's routed. Obviously copper will withstand high temps better, plastic is less likely to kink if bent tightly.

Ideally you'd protect the line (either type) wherever it touches another component or passes through the firewall, etc.
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OIL leak

Sounds like it's the oil pressure guage/sender fitting next to the back of the intake manifold. Have you checked that. Do yourself a favor and do not use the Nylon (plastic) type hose to the mechanical guage, It will eventually fail. Use copper tubing. I always make a about 1 1/2" loop in the copper tubing before going through the firewall to the guage. This allows for tubing to take up the flex and slight engine movement when using rubber engine mounts without damaging the copper tube. Also if you go to a NHRA dragstrip it is against the rules to have a plastic oil line, something you do not want going into the passenger compartment. I know I don't want hot oil spraying on my leg.
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