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34Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted September 09, 2001 01:50 PM
I'm running a Chevy 350 with 461 heads. Basically it is a stock motor no high compression. The engine is shooting oil out of either the oil pan front seal or somewhere around the timing cover. Not really exactly sure where it is shooting out of but somewhere in that area. It must be shooting out alot because it is wetting the frame and right side of the engine pretty good. We have two breathers on the driver side valve cover. This problem only happens when the engine is turning up on the track. Has anyone ever had this problem or know how to fix it? Thanks ahead of time. 34RACING

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3284
posted September 09, 2001 05:42 PM UIN: 16262997
Make sure the bolt hole that is by the fuel pump rod has a bolt in it. If it doesn't, it will do this...oil will squeeze by the rod and come out that hole.

jammin

Gene
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted September 11, 2001 03:18 PM
Sounds like the front seal is gone in the timming cover. Pull the harmonic balancer and the seal is right there. Easy fix. If the area is marked up where the seal rides aginst the balancer, it must be fixed. You can buy a sleeve (3 bucks)or replace the balancer (60 bucks).

NWModracer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted September 11, 2001 06:23 PM
Based on what you're saying I'd bet there's no bolt in the hole as Jammin stated. Make sure the bolt isn't too long or it will hit the fuel pump push rod.

34Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted September 11, 2001 07:03 PM
Thanks for the info guys. I have changed the balancer which had grooves on it. Changed fuel pumps which I thought might be cracked. I did all that before I had a chance to read your replys and guess what? It turned out to be the bolt in the fuel pump just like you said. Crazy huh? Guess I wasn't the first person that has happened to. Thanks again for the info I would have never thought of that one little bolt hole. Thanks 34RACING

Pit Bull
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted September 12, 2001 11:26 PM
We had this happen a few years ago on our bomber. It could possibly be that your fuel pump is going bad. There are a few weep holes on the side of the pump that leak oil when the pump goes bad. This could be your problem. My other guess is that there is no bolt in the hole near the fuel pump push rod.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3284
posted September 13, 2001 12:47 AM UIN: 16262997
LOL...Don't even ask me how I knew this.....

34Racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 43
posted September 16, 2001 12:25 PM
Jammin
Sounds like you might have done the same thing I did. LOL
34RACING
P.S. I ran the car last night. Won the race and had no oil leaks at all.

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