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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 10, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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So I have a 91 b4c with the L98 350 and it is kicking oil out of the dipstick tube all over my ps header and valve cover. If i put a quart in the pressure goes way up past the black lines then as I drive it the ps engine compartment starts smoking. I pop the hood and my ps valve cover and header are covered in oil. The feed tube is just dripping with oil all over the outside too. This phenomenon will stop after a while but when it does my oil pressure never gets past half way on the gauge and makes me feel like it is starving. Oil pressure drops to the red line under stopping and cornering conditions, sometimes even at idle. Also my dipstick feed tube is loose in the block and I can move it any which way I please for about 2-3 inches. Any ideas what is causing this or how to remedy it? As a side note the car shakes at idle and part throttle but i can't seem to find a consistent time when it shakes. Tach is dead too so don't ask RPMs involved unless you want an estimate that may be way off.
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Re: Oil coming from dipstick tube. Help.

Sure sounds like a broken Ring or Piston - Better do a Compression check.

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Pcv sytem clooged?

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Re: Oil coming from dipstick tube. Help.

I had a 383 stroker with TPI that did the same thing...turned out the junkyard dipstick didnt have the right full mark, causing the system to be overfilled.

With the crank splashing around in the oil it quickly aerated the oil, lost pressure but did fine once the oil level dropped.

Might want to make sure your dipsticks full mark is actually with 5 quarts (with a factory pan) of oil....I had to do an oil change, remark the full spot on the dipstick, and then change lifters as I toasted them bad with no oil pressure.

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