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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 03, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have a problem with my 95 Chevy truck. It has the 350 with the tbi. I am either using or losing oil. I belive that losing is more of the key. It seems to be around the rear of the engine, possibly the rear of the intake, or the oil sending unit. Have any of you bowtie fans been down this road with this engine? Are they notorious for anything like this? I'm not rear sure if it is one or the other or both. The truck has been well taken care of its whole life, and it has 84000 miles, but uses/loses approximately a quart every 1000 miles. I just thought if anyone has had a similar problem with a similar experience, they might be willing to share. thanks for any imput....

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We have had a few 350s around that year in our shop with leaks at the rear of the intake,across the lifter valley.I would check the pcv system for blockage or a bad pcv valve when repairing,any oil leak. Good luck. [img]graemlins/hurray.gif[/img]

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 28th, 03, 08:03 PM
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Check the oil gage sender and intake seals. Both cause leaks.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 03, 04:48 PM
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Mine does the same thing, 1995 K2500 HD with 350 and tbi. I only have 64000 miles on it. it has done it for a while and I just add oil. I can't be bothered taking it apart until it gets worse. It seems to always be about a quart every 1200-1500 miles. The engine burns no oil and it doesn't leave a mess on the floor. it does drip a little once in a while but it is a mess under the engine below the rear main. I have better things to do than worry about 2-3 qts between changes, but I do hate oil leaks. If I was to take the intake off, I would replce the heads and intake with vortec. I think the truck is kind of a dog.

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rear of intake would be the most common problem for that engine. and yes, the 95 350 engine was a dog- no power- David

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just dont put anymore oil in it, then it will stop leaking by it self.


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