|07-20-2013 02:04 PM|
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.
|07-18-2013 01:56 AM|
Ideally you'd protect the line (either type) wherever it touches another component or passes through the firewall, etc.
|07-17-2013 03:59 PM|
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.
|07-16-2013 10:04 PM|
|07-16-2013 06:15 PM|
|65Xchevy II||That will cause the problem!!! who put all the RTV around it?|
|07-15-2013 07:32 PM|
|Lovemius||Killeratrod, you know what I meant brother! Just realized what I was saying. Yes, a few quarts. This may be a the problem.|
|07-15-2013 08:29 AM|
|lmsport||Sounds like you damaged the oil line/sending unit on the back of the block, driver side right beside the distributor.|
|07-15-2013 08:19 AM|
|killeratrod||ok i have to jump on this one : normal oil amount in motor 5 to 6 Quarts., maybe 4 gallons of oil is a tad to much. LOL.|
|07-15-2013 04:08 AM|
|jokerZ71||Never mind my previous post.I found the thread & it was on another forum.A guy added an O ring to try to seal a cheap offshore intake he had bought.It didn't work very well tho.The problem sounded familiar.I couldn't remember the app tho.|
|07-14-2013 10:07 PM|
|65Xchevy II||mine did all over my carpet. I now use the copper tubing kit instead of the crap hose that comes with it. I lost about a quart of oil on my newly installed carpet. I first noticed the gauge go to zero while driving down the road then I notice the oil everywhere on the floor grabbed the hose and folded it over to get home. It has to be that line I cant think of any thing else it could be.|
|07-14-2013 09:58 PM|
It is. Dude I'm paranoid to turn it on again. It literally dumped about 4 gallons of oil out. When I saw my oil gage drop to zero I knew there was a problem.
I have after market gauges so the line for that may have ruptured like you said.
|07-14-2013 09:50 PM|
|jokerZ71||Try a search on your problem.I seem to remember a thread about certain distributors,or,maybe it was certain blocks that use an O ring on the shaft to seal.It may have been on a different application tho.Just sounds familiar.|
|07-14-2013 09:49 PM|
|65Xchevy II||that looks like the MSD street fire?? can you see where the oil is coming from while its running?|
|07-14-2013 09:40 PM|
|Lovemius||It appears to be seated correctly|
|07-14-2013 09:18 PM|
|Lovemius||Appreciate the insight. Definitely gonna go take a look at it.|
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