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  1. #1
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    Oil everywhere!!!!!!

    I cant believe it!!!

    Just prepping the body to go off to paint and whilst lying under the engine i noticed a couple of drops of oil on the floor..

    on closer inspection oil has dripped onto the anti vibration cam at the front of the engine and then been thrown around the engine bay!!!!

    Will anything go right at the mo!!!!

    So at the moment i cant see if it is leaking from the crank case or somewhere else on the front of the engine. I just came in doors and feel very depressed and low.....spend all the money on a new (refurbished/stroked 350 chevy) engine and now i have a leak to solve and deal with.

    I guess first thing is to clean everything up.
    Then run the engine and get under the car to see where the leak is coming from......it can only be when the engine is under pressure as no leaks prior whilst sitting in my garage. I have only run the engine up 4 times and no longer than 30 mins combined total. Son and i did a cheeky couple of runs up the road last weekend 1/4 mile in total.

    Interestingly you will see one of the photos of the cross member in front of the engine/belt has oil all over it.....how does oil get in front of the engine? Is it squirting out of a hole?

    What is the first thing i should look at .......what is the most common error......thank you. I attach a link to the video i did of it below.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/AUuVpqvBuzoRgEgt6


    B*ll*cks!

    Julian
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    First thing to do is clean all oil off the engine and chassis, run her up and then just keep an eye on the engine so you can spot where the oil is coming from.
    It just does....

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    Are you sure its oil and not coolant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flykilla View Post
    Are you sure its oil and not coolant?
    Sorry just watched the video and its definately coolant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flykilla View Post
    Sorry just watched the video and its definately coolant.
    You must be looking at a different Video - that is oil.

    Chin up Julian, identify it first then worry about how complex it is to fix afterwards

    Regards

    Jim
    GD Mk3 Jag based
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Jim View Post
    You must be looking at a different Video - that is oil.

    Chin up Julian, identify it first then worry about how complex it is to fix afterwards

    Regards

    Jim
    Jeez, I am on form today. I meant that its definately oil not coolant.

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    Remote filter or oil cooler?

    Graham.
    AK gen 1 delivered 05/05/17, on the road shortly!

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    You have oil on both sides so the crank is flinging the oil around.. Better having a leak at the front than the back side however bad it looks. As suggested give it a clean down. Look front crank and front oil pan. If you have a leak on the oil pan.it will run onto the crank. Check the oil pan nuts also oil filter pipes pick offs if you have fitted a remote oil cooler.

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    Standard oil filter, no cooler

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    Screenshot_20200330-075827_Photos.jpg
    On the front of the block next to where the fuel pump would be mounted there are two tapped (3/8 UNC) bolt holes.
    Often one of these holes is a through hole (into where the fuel.pump pushrod slides) and needs a short bolt in it to blank it off.
    Check this before you strip everything down.
    HTH.
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