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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 08, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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I have a ZZ 502, now 572 motor. I recently turned the ignition on so I could hear my new stereo system while I washed the car. I smelled gas and lifted the hood only to find out that the ignition turned on the fuel pump. Long story short, float stuck and gas spilled out of the carburator onto the manifold. It also leaked into the oil. I changed the oil and filter. The cylinders were filled with gas and locked up. I pulled the plugs and cranked the engine over to push out the gas.
When all was said and done I started the car only to find oil leaking from what appears to be the oil filter. I tightened the filter and tried again, still leaking. I then went and bought the exact same filter that I removed. Installed that and tried again. Still leaking. So I presumed that the oil the previous owner said was 20/50 was too heavy and creating to much pressure. So I bought yet another filter and some 10/40 synthetic. Restarted the car and it leaks still. I'm stumped. Filter thread need adjusting? There is no old filter gasket on the engine its all clean. I prelubed the filter gasket before installing the new oil filters.
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Re: Need help

sounds like the bolts for the oil boss maybe loose. ??

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 08, 05:30 PM
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I wonder why your fuel pump cam on? Was your car wet when the fuel pump cam on? It could have been your oil pressure switch or how ever you have it wired could have got wet letting some current go the the wrong place.

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