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Author Topic:   oil coming from fuel pump
posted June 16, 2003 12:11 PM
sbc 350 gas motor.

I seem to be getting a fair amount of oil that seems to be coming from the fuel pump, but I'm not completely sure
on that. This only seems to happen when I run the car on the track. If it's just sitting in my garage or in the pits, I
don't seem to see any oil.

Oil is not leaking anywhere visibly from the motor.

I get oil on my lower radiator hose, part of fuel line, and all over the underside of the fuel pump itself. I have
replaced both fuel pump related gaskets twice and it still leaks.

Is it possible to leak oil from fuel pump? Maybe it's time for a new fuel pump

posted June 16, 2003 12:30 PM
if it is a bg or a holly pump, look on the sides just above the bowl. there are 2 weep holes. they make a gasket that is made to keep the oil completly out of the pump, it slips tight over the rocker arm and goes in place of the oval shaped gasket. i dont know if these can be found at the local parts store but they do have them in the performance mags. good luck

posted June 16, 2003 04:58 PM
That little gasket is junk and it'll set you back about $25! Get yourself a new pump and be done with that crud.

posted June 16, 2003 06:25 PM
been here done this !! check in the block and see if the plug for the fuel pump rod is in there. it's the one that you take out and replace with a longer bolt to hold the rod from the cam out of the way for fuel pump replacement

posted June 16, 2003 06:40 PM
i have heard that about those little gaskets, but have never used them. i have seen people use them with no problem as well as some having problem. it would be best to just replace it and be done with it.

posted June 16, 2003 07:03 PM
Forgot that plug before as well and yes it coats the lower right side of block.

posted June 16, 2003 07:38 PM
i had ther same trouble a couple weeks ago pan seal was leaking blew oil all over the right side of the car but couldn't see any on the pan but i changed it and fixed her right up i put a little blue goop on the outside this time for a little added insurence

posted June 17, 2003 12:27 PM
turned out to be a missing bolt
for holding the fuel pump rod, in the RF
of the block. Put in a 3/8ths, 1/2" bolt in top hole and that fixed it. thanks.

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