It has been awhile so I don't remember the type of gaskets we used. But it is not all oil leaking. I am seeing definite coolant as it gather around the last lower bolt on the heads. The oil just seems to be seeping from somewhere close by. I will retorque to spec and if that doesn't work try the manifold gasket. However, I know coolant would but would oil leak if the manifold gasket was failing? Thanks James
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by HOTRODSRJ:
If you are sure that it's coming from within, and not blowing back from the dipstick or dripping down from the valve cover, and especially check the oil galley plug that is on that side of the block usually half blocked by the head, you can try to retorque.
But, I have seen this before and since there is not oil pressure per se in the heads, the oil is working its way down from the drain when it passes over the head/block junction at the rear of the head. Sometimes retorquing will suffice to remedy, however, if you jerk the intake, clean the exit with brake cleaner really good so that high temperature silcone will stick, then that's the remedy.
Of course you could pull the head and replace the gasket. I have only seen this problem with the special print-o-seals from Felpro. Is this what you have?