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engine trouble

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BabeTheBigBlueOx, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. BabeTheBigBlueOx

    BabeTheBigBlueOx Registered Member

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    I'm having problems with my 305.It is over heating very quick and it is burning lots of oil. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif jinxdresser@hotmail.com
     
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    Topdown 1/2 ton status

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    not 100% on the 80's K5's but I would check my thermostat and coolant levels... if its overheating I wouldnt be surprised to see a stuck thermostat. As for the burning oil... not sure there. How many miles? Is this carbed or injected? stock engine or built/changed?

    Sorry for the questions but hoping something jumps out at me.

    -Ryan
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    could also be a cracked head or blown head gasket /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif is there any water in the oil or oil in the water? are you getting steam out of the exhaust?
     
  4. hardcore71

    hardcore71 Registered Member

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    In the mid-late 80's GM had problems with 305 blocks cracking in the lifter valley. This could cause your overheating/oil usage problem. Pull your oil fill cap and check for a milky goop on the underside. If it's there then you know you are getting coolant in your oil.
     

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