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Old 08-28-2012, 09:57 PM
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oil leak from manifold.

i have a sbc with a tunnel ram manifold set up for fuel injection. never had a problem with oil leaking from the back of the manifold where it seals against the block until recently.

i had to replace the cam because the distributor hold down cam loose and destroyed the drive gear and the cam gear. in other words, tried pushing the distributor out the top. after all was said and done, while breaking in the new cam, the engine developed a leak from the back of the block by the manifold, i removed the manifold again, and resealed the manifold, only to have he same issue. the oil leak is a consistent drip until the engine is shut off, everything else is dry except for the back of the manifold.

my question, has anyone ever seen a manifold get warped at the back from something like this happening. and why wouldnt the sealant fill that gap if it was warped.

any information is apprecaited.
thanks dan.
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