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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 09, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Fluid on top of intake

I have a 1967 327/210.

What could be causing this pooling on top of the intake?







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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 09, 10:23 PM
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Re: Fluid on top of intake

Valve cover gaskets.
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That's what I was afraid of. When I first got the car, I had my mechanic do some suspension work and while he was at it, I just had him replace the valve cover gaskets since they were leaking. No wonder I have been searching for a new mechanic... He was even supposed to have used the non-paper type... I forget what they are called...*sigh*
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Re: Fluid on top of intake

I'd take a can of brake cleaner and clean it up real good and dry then run her a bit and check real good as to where the fluid is leaking from. You're probably right about the gaskets but this would tell you for sure and with only a 10 min. investment of time. Good Luck!
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The oil is wicking up thru the intake bolts, remove them clean with brake clean, use
teflon thread sealer on the bolt threads and retighten.
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The oil is wicking up thru the intake bolts, remove them clean with brake clean, use
teflon thread sealer on the bolt threads and retighten.
This is where it is coming from. Do exactly what John said just to the two middle bolts.

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Re: Fluid on top of intake

I have the same problem. I thought the carb might be leaking. I replaced the gasket and cleaned around the carb but it still puddled up there. It is like a mix of fuel and oil. thanks for the pics and the fix.

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I don't know man but it appears that the flanges on the valve covers are warped or bent and new gaskets will not seal it up!.....Probably time for a nice new pair of valve covers!
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The oil is wicking up thru the intake bolts, remove them clean with brake clean, use
teflon thread sealer on the bolt threads and retighten.
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Thanks! I will try removing and re-installing those four bolts as instructed. Hopefully that fixes it. Being completely original, I'd rather not have to replace the valve covers. Does it have to be teflon thread sealer or can it be plumber's putty? If it should be teflon thread sealer, I will just pick some up on the way home from work.
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I would rather see teflon thread sealer, If you have teflon tape several wraps can work.
If you are talking about plummers putty for sealing a foset to the sink NO, If plumers
putty for pipe seals it will probally work,
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I would use this stuff...


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Thanks! I will try removing and re-installing those four bolts as instructed. Hopefully that fixes it. Being completely original, I'd rather not have to replace the valve covers.
You may be able to just replace the valve cover gaskets...that's easy enough. You could even get a set of the "doubled up" cork gaskets...they could help seal if they valve covers are a little tweaked.

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I've got this problem too and so does my neighbor with a '68. I say intake bolts wicking.

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I would use this stuff...

That is good stuff, definitely recommended.

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