I had a shop do some work for me. I have no means to lift the engine of this car. Its a 67 with a 454 in it. So when it comes to big things like frame mounts needing done, I have to hire it done.
So that is what I did.
I had the frame mounts changed to BB frame mounts which has made all the difference with the clearance between the power steering box and the headers. I can now get my fingers in between there.
Great work there.
As long as they were going to have this engine up, I thought I'd have them do the oil pan seeings how mine was bent, dented and gouged. It was patched a few times too with epoxy and liquid nails and such.
So I bought a Milodon 7 quart pan and a pickup tube and a nice Fel-pro gasket for the oil pan.
I told them to do that too and I'm happy to pay the shop labor time. I figured, as long as the engine is up in the air.....
Well I got the car home and I was pretty happy at first. Then I saw a little oil. Well I started the car and monitored the oil pressure and watched very carefully. No leaks, no drips. I revved it and idled it and revved it and idled and no problems.
So I took it for a drive. Then I saw oil smoke.
I pulled over and looked and saw oil all over that front cross member that is in front of and just below the dampener.
I know this:
It did not leak at all before the work.
It only leaks when I drive it. I drove slowly and just did some light to light boulevard cruising.
It does NOT leak when idling or revving it sitting still.
I know its not the main seal because it didn't do this BEFORE the work was done.
Where is this oil coming from?
I am so bummed.