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Oil Gushing from Topside

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chiefKP, Jun 6, 2002.

  1. chiefKP

    chiefKP Registered Member

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    Greetings from Korea!

    On my way to work this AM I was shocked to discover oil running out of the breather on the passenger side valve cover. It was a gusher! I probably blew out a quart in 5 miles.

    What could the problm be?

    I have an 84 K-5 4X4 with a 305/5.0 liter V8 and a manual 4-speed I affectionally refer to as "Yellow Fever".

    Thanks.....
     
  2. Burbinator

    Burbinator 1/2 ton status

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    Possibly a drainback hole in the head has clogged and the valve cover is filling with oil. Pull the valve cover off and inspect it.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. Wingnutt

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    Check your PVC valve. I had a J##p with a 401 in it that did the same thing once when the valve got stopped up.
     

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