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??? I Have Three 350's and I'm not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 350350, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. 350350

    350350 1/2 ton status

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    ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    I realized today that all three vehicles I own have 350's in them and none are using any oil...

    '95 LT1 90,000 Miles
    '92 TBI 145,000 Miles
    '90 rebuilt with Holley Carb (In my '79 K5) Mileage Unknown

    Not a one of them uses any oil between changes (every 3,000 miles!!!) Nor do they leak any substantial amount of oil...

    I'm really confused and don't know what to do. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Every SBC I've owned has either burned oil or leaked it to the point that I had to keep a close eye on the oil level. And the driveway stains. There must be something wrong with these current engines.

    Tomorrow I'm going to take a new quart of oil out to the drive, dump half of it in the middle to create a Respectable SBC oil stain, then use the other half to dump on the exhaust manifolds of all 3 engines so I can remember what the smell of burning oil is like... /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif

    Paul 'X' /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  2. 75-K5

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    I don't leak any oil, but I go through a case of tranny fluid a week! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. 350350

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

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    I don't leak any oil, but I go through a case of tranny fluid a week! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    That's Good!!! A 'continuous' tranny fluid change! Should extend your tranny life as long as you keep it full! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Paul 'X' /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  4. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    My 89 blazer with 214,000 doesn't leak or burn a drop of oil. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. bryguy00b

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    heh..my 86 leaks but thats cause the pan is crap..it seeps through the bottom were it has been patched up with jb weld, but she dont burn a drop!
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    Lol my '86 motor did that too, I recently swapped the pan.
     
  7. bryguy00b

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    oil pans dont last to long out here /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif ill probobly change mine pretty soon..soon as i find another one..
     
  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    $45 for a new one at AZ
     
  9. bryguy00b

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    hmm..cool ill have to look into that after i get all the chit i need to get done on my s-10.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    my 87 has 105K on the new motor and doesn't use but maybe a 1/4 of a quart between changes :fingered crossed - knocking on wood: /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

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    I realized today that all three vehicles I own have 350's in them and none are using any oil...
    I'm really confused and don't know what to do. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    Paul 'X' /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    It sounds to me like it is time to tear them apart and rebuild them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -Andrew /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    sounds to me like you should crank them up and run them once in a while LOL...its like a harley, if it doesnt leak any oil, then theres none in it.. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    Safety first: chock your wheels!!
    Remove the air filter cover.
    While in park or neutral, start the engine.
    Place a cinder block squarely on the accelerator pedal.
    Hold a flour sifter containing 4 ounces of dirt over the air inlet of the carb or throttle body.
    Turn the handle of the flour sifter in a clockwise direction until the dirt has been expended.
    The engine will now use oil. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

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    Safety first: chock your wheels!!
    Remove the air filter cover.
    While in park or neutral, start the engine.
    Place a cinder block squarely on the accelerator pedal.
    Hold a flour sifter containing 4 ounces of dirt over the air inlet of the carb or throttle body.
    Turn the handle of the flour sifter in a clockwise direction until the dirt has been expended.
    The engine will now use oil. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Oh my God I almost spit on my keyboard!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

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    my 87 has 105K on the new motor and doesn't use but maybe a 1/4 of a quart between changes :fingered crossed - knocking on wood: /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    Haha my old 350 would use a 1/4quart to start, and it sounded like it was knockin on wood. Our driveway used to have 3 spots in it, now the whole upper half is black.
     
  16. HarryH3

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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    The biggest contributor to the lack of oil loss is the center bolt valve covers. All your 350's are new enough to have those, which hardly ever leak a drop! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    The biggest contributor to the lack of oil loss is the center bolt valve covers. All your 350's are new enough to have those, which hardly ever leak a drop! /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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    No...it's the 1 piece rear main seals. Ever since I got a 1 piece motor and put it in my truck, I've been wondering where the oil is NOT going!! I don't have the centerbolt valve covers though...not yet!
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    my engine had centerbolt covers and 1 piece rear seal lol.
     
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    Re: ??? I Have Three 350\'s and I\'m not Burning ANY Oil !!! ???

    I never had much leakage from the 2-piece rear mains. But keeping the early style valve covers from leaking is an art. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     

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