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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:52 pm 
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on my ed im getting some oil on to the exhaust manifold and around the plugs. car seems to surge asweel sometimes when aceleration. just wondering if the head/ gasket is cracked.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:03 pm 
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check your rocker cover gasket first,,then check for water i your oil,,lose of water from cooling system etc.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:06 pm 
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If the Oil is seeping onto your Exhaust and around where the sparkplugs go into its most likely Your Rocker cover Gasket. Just buy a new one, Dont go cheap on these gaskets either, Get a good Rubber one
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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:16 pm 
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it doesnt really seem to be seeping out from the rocker cover . the oil is around the middle cylinders on exhaust around the bolts on the bottom

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:17 pm 
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oil pressure switch?
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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:18 pm 
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it could be a head gasket .thay can blow on the oil gernals .
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Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:06 am 
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Southy wrote:
If the Oil is seeping onto your Exhaust and around where the sparkplugs go into its most likely Your Rocker cover Gasket. Just buy a new one, Dont go cheap on these gaskets either, Get a good Rubber one


i got a nice after maket rubber one when i did my cam..

it leaked and set my engine on fire. i fished the old one out of the bin and put it back on and not 1 oil leak yet :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:22 am 
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Gaz wrote:
Southy wrote:
If the Oil is seeping onto your Exhaust and around where the sparkplugs go into its most likely Your Rocker cover Gasket. Just buy a new one, Dont go cheap on these gaskets either, Get a good Rubber one


i got a nice after maket rubber one when i did my cam..

it leaked and set my engine on fire. i fished the old one out of the bin and put it back on and not 1 oil leak yet :D


not saying u did but over tenstioning an EA-EL Rocker cover with a rubber gasket will cause it to leak - the genuine rubber ones are the way to go and not too much more expensive...
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Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:57 am 
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yeh, i didnt know the cost difference, got it from coventry's and guy said want genuine or after market, i thought, f**k it, its a rubber gasket how different can they be, seems i was wrong.

didnt over tighten em, used torque wrench.

the old genuine one is on there and going strong, its happy, so am i :D

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:28 pm 
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few things to check for if u think u have blown the head. As I have had 2 falcons with blown heads grrr anyway, check for water in the oil, that usually lets u know theres a serious crack. Losing water? Otherwise, u can just drop into a radiator place and get em to check it. Simple tool put into ur water, if it beeps, its cracked
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