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Old 03-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Where have you been? I put that on last year, lol
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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looks great when are you going to finish it
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #5
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I have quite a bit to do. I have the front suspension to replace, entire wiring harness, new front "sheet metal"and a few other items if I get ambitious. Hope to have as much done as I can to try to make it to Cops N Rodders
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:26 AM   #6
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I wish i could pull my fenders off and work on my motor like u can
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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Dude you have a 3rd gen or some el camino looking thing as a "parts car"! I wish I had one too
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #8
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That's a 91 GTA, fire loss. Serves various purposes right now, holds my boxes, mockup car and helps me get up into the ceiling
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #9
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Is that still the same 454?
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #10
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #11
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Valve covers look good on it
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #12
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #13
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Looks like my oil consumption problems were not ALL valve guide problems. I am putting on another set of heads that I have because I thought that would solve my problem. I already have the "new" (to me) heads on the car and I was moving the intake manifold, I had it downside up and I noticed it leaking oil. the bottom of the one side of the dual plane had a bunch of clean oil in it. It was getting sucked in around #6 it looks like, possibly past the gasket but it is hard to tell now since I got my grubby hands on the intake and I cant tell on the head because I also had that downside up for a while. Two plugs are also really grody, #6 and one on the other side. I forget which. I think it is another that is on the same plane as 6 though.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #14
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #15
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What do you mean what? The car has been blowing oil out the exhaust. Like a quart every 50 miles its only really bad when I would romp on it
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #16
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bad rings in the number 6 cyl
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #17
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use restore engine treatment and see what happens the ring will seal and you get better gas milage
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No oil on the piston head and it wasn't burning it, compression on that cylinder was in line with the rest of them.
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ok did you figure out why it was burning oil

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Old 03-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #20
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Its not burning it, it goes right out the tail pipe. One time I passed Scott and Billy and I sprayed their cars with oil. We assumed it was the valve seals. I changed them and it got better, but it was still pulling a lot when I would get on the throttle. We assumed it was the valve guides since the compression was pretty good on all the cylinders.

I am not really asking for advice here, just showing what I found when I pulled it apart. It was the one intake gasket leaking oil past. I suspect the manifold may be the culprit.
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Its not burning it, it goes right out the tail pipe. One time I passed Scott and Billy and I sprayed their cars with oil. We assumed it was the valve seals. I changed them and it got better, but it was still pulling a lot when I would get on the throttle. We assumed it was the valve guides since the compression was pretty good on all the cylinders.

I am not really asking for advice here, just showing what I found when I pulled it apart. It was the one intake gasket leaking oil past. I suspect the manifold may be the culprit.
intake manifold gasket will cause it to burn oil too did you check the intake if its warped to im glad you figured it out the car looks great,you literally smoked Scott and Billy
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intake manifold gasket will cause it to burn oil too did you check the intake if its warped to im glad you figured it out the car looks great,you literally smoked Scott and Billy
My thought is that it may be warped. It is an original LS6 low rise manifold so I could get the big block under a flat hood. When I got it off ebay it looked pretty nice, all the threads were good in the ports and whatnot, but the water outlet flange was not flat and had a groove in it and leaked coolant. We used a file and got it flat and most of the groove out. Then I used the Fel-pro gasket with the molded o-ring on the gasket and these solved the coolant issue. Since it did have this problem I think the head flange may have an issue.

I only need this engine to last/work one more driving season, barring any financial issues , then it is coming out. Either my cousin is going to take the engine or it will go in my 69 C10 truck. If it goes in my truck it is going to get a different manifold.

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What do you mean what? The car has been blowing oil out the exhaust. Like a quart every 50 miles its only really bad when I would romp on it
I said what because I couldn't follow what you were trying to say.

In summation, your one intake gasket was leaking oil into the head and therefore through the whole deal? That would be great if it was a simple issue like that.
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I said what because I couldn't follow what you were trying to say.

In summation, your one intake gasket was leaking oil into the head and therefore through the whole deal? That would be great if it was a simple issue like that.
Yes I thought most people knew about the oil problems, thats why I thought it was strange you were asking. I didnt realize my word vomit was not understandable


Both heads are on and tarqued now, just have to put the top end together. I am **thinking** about putting a cam in it since I am only one gasket away from doing that. I dropped a bolt down the dizzy hole, it was sitting on top of the oil drive, but the magnet was grabbing everything but the bolt on the way down and the bolt moved. Then I used the little flexible grabbing tool, but I missed and the bolt fell out of view. So now I have to drop the pan at the very least, the timing cover is only (two really) sets of gaskets away.

On the other hand, I only need one more driving season out of this engine before it gets yanked and then punted, so it seems money out the door if I were to get a cam and lifters..... and timing chain set...... and springs...... and....... and......


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Old 03-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #25
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...Both heads are on and tarqued now...
Is that high tark?
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