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For some reason, I always have a little pool of oil on top of my manifold, right under the throttle area, under the driver side of the carb. Its only an ounce or two, but its always there. I soaked it up, and the next time i checked, it was there again. What could this be??

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 03, 02:49 PM
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Oil going past the intake manifold bolts.

A good thread sealant would cure it.

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Whew. Good luck getting it to seal. I've fought the same problem before. I hear it's hereditary.
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I had the same problem. Pulled offending intake bolts and used a Permatex product with teflon. So far so good.


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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 03, 01:52 PM
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Had that problem and little luck with the thread sealers I found around here, thanks God I ordered this wonder washers from Mc Master Carr,
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I've used plumber's pipe dope with good success.


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i've used arp thread sealant, and it's yet to let me down. a buddy always uses rtv, and thats always worked for him. good luck [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 03, 02:24 AM
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I've never used anything but RTV and it has always worked for me. Don't overlook a leaky valve cover gasket though, if one leaks from the intake manifold side the oil can wind up on the intake.
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