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Old 05-29-2013, 07:31 PM
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valve cover blown apart.

a friend of mine put a 383 in a dirt track modified car, and on start up it blew the side of the aluminum valve cover apart. afterwards put a stamped cover on with a breather and it blew the breather out and about 25' away twice. the engine it vented enough because it hasn't blown the dipstick out.

any ideas?

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Fuel in the oil? Was it a firey explosion? or a backfire?
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I have seen this when the fuel pump in/outlets were reclocked. The gasket tears or not seal, leaks fuel into crankcase. A wire can ground out along the cover / intake and go , pop.
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