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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 01, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody out there in Chevy land who could tell me why the 2,4,6,8, cylinders on my 350 are wet? Can't get it started and seems like the firing isn't right.The order is right but possibly not getting proper fire. Any suggestion's would be great!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 01, 04:51 PM
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Oil, gas, antifreez???????????
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I believe it's oil <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SSuperman:
Oil, gas, antifreez???????????<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 09:18 AM
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IF its oil on the plugs I would run a compression test. Is this a new motor or one with many miles on it? Some specs on your motor and ignition and other stuff would help also.

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Its an older casting #3970010, 441 cyl.heads I put the heads on, edelbrock performer rpm intake edel.600 carb HEI distribitor with Accel supercoil on top. It probally does have high miles on it. What would bad compression read? And what is normal vaccum on a 350? Thanks

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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Why would only the 2,4,6,8,side be infected with this wetness? Could it be the fuel mix isn't right?But still I can not get it started!!! I'm stumped!!!!!!!!!
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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By the way,the 441 heads are redone had them machined and 202 160 stainless valves put in,I am thinking my block is worn!
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 12:26 PM
 
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It's weird to be only on one side.....how long ago was the heads done? Dod you get new guides done also?

What is the compression on each cylinders? Do they vary on each side?

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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 26th, 01, 04:22 PM
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If you compression test you should get readings above 120 psi and all cylinders should be within 10-15% of each other. Normal vacuum on a stock 350 while cranking should be 8-12 inchs I beleave and 16-22 inchs while running. Vacuum will read at lower numbers on a motor with high miles or with performance camshaft.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 01, 04:51 PM
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you say the heads are redone dont want to this is not to dis you in any way you didnt accidentily reuse the old head gasket or maybe put a steel on on upside down or silicone to seal it or not retorgue heads after it warmed up it seems fishy to me that one whole side is bad something other then mileage seems to be common here did the heads get angle milled an the intake side angle not correct now when you do comp test take one plug out at a time have a friend crank it over put your hand down to plug hole see if you can fill compression from other cylinder seeing as it will have compression still with its plug in this could tell you if you have leak between these cyl.
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I put on new fel-pro head gaskets and double checked that they were on right,no silicone was used and I did re torque the heads after warm up? <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by bruce ulrich:
you say the heads are redone dont want to this is not to dis you in any way you didnt accidentily reuse the old head gasket or maybe put a steel on on upside down or silicone to seal it or not retorgue heads after it warmed up it seems fishy to me that one whole side is bad something other then mileage seems to be common here did the heads get angle milled an the intake side angle not correct now when you do comp test take one plug out at a time have a friend crank it over put your hand down to plug hole see if you can fill compression from other cylinder seeing as it will have compression still with its plug in this could tell you if you have leak between these cyl. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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67hoch, is it possible that the machine shop left off the valve stem seals on one head?? Even though the heads are redone, there may still be a lot of clearance between the valve and guide and your engine is pulling oil past the guides. Just a thought.
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I put the heads together myself,they were bare upon return from machine shop. Thank's for your thaught I appreciate it.Still searching for answers!!!!
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Bad or missing intake gasket???
Overtorqued on 1357 side or improper sequential tightening??
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 01, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Never thought of that,I will check and let you know what comes out of it! Thanks for the advice!
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