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07-20-2013 03:04 PM
Studebaker
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.
07-18-2013 02:56 AM
cobalt327
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Originally Posted by Lovemius View Post
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.
07-17-2013 04:59 PM
Lovemius 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 11:04 PM
lhmurphy
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Originally Posted by Lovemius View Post
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.
07-16-2013 07:15 PM
65Xchevy II That will cause the problem!!! who put all the RTV around it?
07-15-2013 08:32 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 09:29 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 09:19 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 05:08 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 11:07 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 10:58 PM
Lovemius 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 10:50 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 10:49 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 10:40 PM
Lovemius It appears to be seated correctly
07-14-2013 10:18 PM
Lovemius Appreciate the insight. Definitely gonna go take a look at it.
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