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going to blow a head hasket?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by obijuan, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    ive got an 85 k5 with a 350, on the passenger side head near the back, it seems to have a small oil leak in between the block and the head, its not the valve cover for sure and its only enough to get things a little saturated and kind of drips off my starter and lines there. anyways does this mean im probably going to lose it soon, or is there another place it could be coming from? something im missing?
    thanks again
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

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    There is no oil in the back of the head to leak, it is either a valve cover or the back of the intake leaking or the oil pressure sender back by the distributor.
     
  3. obijuan

    obijuan 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    its just got a little biuldup past the last plug it seems to settle there and i know its not the oil pressure or a valve cover but ill track the intake in the morning and check maybe its just following the transmission or something. please GOD! i hope thats all it is.
     
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    Ya the chances of it being a head gasket are very VERY slim...
     
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    Looking at these leaks from the top can be misleading. I recommend getting underneath with a light and shine it up towards the lower bottom corner of the valve cover - if its wet, you know what it means.

    My bet is on the valve cover.
     
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    bingo it looks like it is the intake, congrats to 4x4high, i owe you one, thanks again.
     

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