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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 8th, 05, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Question BLEEDING at #7

I have a 383 that has about 800 miles on it. This is my first build up and engine swap so I had a few hic-cups along the way. I finally have it running about where I want it to but I keep getting oil around the #7 plug. Enough that is leaves a draining stain around the plug and splashes off the flywheel. It had done this in the beginning so on a mechanics suggestion (because it was a new build and had stop and go traffic miles on it), I took it out on a 90 mile trip to see if the open road would help clear things up. It seem to work. Now its about a month later and it's worse than before. I have Dart angle plug heads running Royal Purple oil. I know I'm getting a little blow-by because it's hard to tighten these plugs all the way down with headers on an angle. Just to make sure 12 degrees initial/32 degrees overall, 10:1
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Re: BLEEDING at #7

did you forget to use sealer on a rocker arm stud?if not i am afraid it sounds like a valve guide.are there any signs on other plugs?how is the pcv connected?

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Re: BLEEDING at #7

To clarify, this is my first car build up, the engine was professionally built. But, I've made enough dumb mistakes from mixing up the distributor wires on initial start-up to putting the balancing plate back on my new 400 flywheel. Having a shotgun go off under your hood and pulling a tranny because of a 1/8 inch thick piece of metal makes you remember your errors. What am I looking at for a valve guide? I haven't noticed anything on any of the other plugs other than a little blow-by. I need to do another close inspection. The PCV is connected off the passenger side valve cover. I have a push in breather on the driver side.
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