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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: oil leak from push rod tubes. help Reply with quote

just finished rebuilding the whole engine. started it today and found that oil is leaking from the joints between the tubes and the cylinder heads. 2 of the tubes are having this problem. i replaced all seals and i put in brand new stainless steel tubes. what went wrong? the seals? the tubes? or??
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you paint them... cause that makes them leak.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sealing surfaces on the heads and engine need to be spotless and smooth. It's possible you missed something there.

You can get 2 piece replacement tubes which can be installed without pulling the heads off - all you need to do is remove the rocker and pushrods. Might be the best solution for you right now...

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what engine type?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
did you paint them... cause that makes them leak.



no, it's all brand new tubes and new heads Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it a big leak or a little one?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clay wrote:
The sealing surfaces on the heads and engine need to be spotless and smooth. It's possible you missed something there.

You can get 2 piece replacement tubes which can be installed without pulling the heads off - all you need to do is remove the rocker and pushrods. Might be the best solution for you right now...



where can i get that?

i was hoping maybe the seals and parts are new, they need time to get hot and hoping they will kinda melt/stick together to stop the leaking. is it possible or am i just been stupid here? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
is it a big leak or a little one?


holy that was fast reply...haha...

it's a little leak, oil not running out like crazy...but i wasnt expect it to be leaking after a fresh rebuild
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes a new rebuild should have zero oil leaks.... it didnt work that way with my engine.... My pushrod tubes are leaking a little and i have about 2-3 miles on the engine.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
yes a new rebuild should have zero oil leaks.... it didnt work that way with my engine.... My pushrod tubes are leaking a little and i have about 2-3 miles on the engine.

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oh so u are having this problem as well. do you think this oil leak will go away after putting more mileage on the engine. (hoping seals will melt/stick better to stop oil leak...possible??) Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well.... the oil on mine doesnt look that new.... so I am gona say that my leak stoped... but, I painted the pushrod tubes. this may also be the difference.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg wrote:
Well.... the oil on mine doesnt look that new.... so I am gona say that my leak stoped... but, I painted the pushrod tubes. this may also be the difference.


oic...well i guess i will start driving the car for now, and inpsect it later to see if it'll get better or worse...thanks for the help Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to get them from Bow Wow.

If the leak is minor, like a couple drops, you might want to just grin and bear it until it becomes more steady - and keep an eye on your oil level, of course.

If they're not sealing now, they probably won't seal after driving around for a while. The gaskets don't melt, and stuff doesn't just kinda meld together to stop leaks.

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Hey clay why dont you tell us how too do big burnouts????I cant seem too remember its been too long since ive driven my old split with a big motor!Remmeber s.i.r. circa 1992????? Those were the days!!!!DERICK D.
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all u do is stick some brake fluid on your tires and u will get a real smoke show goin
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