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Oil where it shouldn't be!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LlanoK5, Oct 26, 2002.

  1. LlanoK5

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    Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    I was checking my air cleaner today, and found oil in my air cleaner housing /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif. How did it get in there? I'm no mechanic and am not reall happy to find it there. Thanks in advance for any info.
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Sounds like alot of blowby from the crankcase through the valvecover breather.
     
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Huh? What is the valvecover breather? I know what a valvecover is but a breather on it. I'm lost and don't have a clue.

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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Typically a hose for the PCV & a breather. The PCV should go to the bottom of the carb & the breather to the air breather case.
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    OK, now I'm catching on. What could be the cause of this and how hard of a fix is it.

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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Usually worn rings.
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Blowby is when the rings aren't sealing well and let combustion pressure into the crankcase. The pressure has to go somewhere, and the PCV valve lets it out. But because of the higher pressure, oil mist travels up the PCV line also. The PCV valve is vented into the air filter, so the oil ends up there. It's usually a sign that you'll be needing a rebuild soon. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Yeah what he said!
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    All I can say is WONDERFUL! In a time when I'm strapped for cash of any sort. My tired worn out 305 is about kill over. Now if I could just find somebody to give me about $3K I would be OK. But, I'm broke and my banker aint saying nothing good to me. Oh well shick happens and I'll just drive it till dies. Less wheeling should help a little. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Once again, thanks.

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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    Drive it until the cops give you a ticket for creating so much smoke that other drivers can't see the road. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif My wife had a Mercury Lynx that had blowby so bad that you could feel the air coming out of the engine if you took off the oil filler cap. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif This was at just 47K miles. That thing was a total piece of junk.

    If you aren't planning to rebuild the 305, just run it until it gives up. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Re: Oil where it shouldn\'t be!

    My plan is to kill the 305 and get a 350. My wheeling will be cut down so as not kill the 305 a couple of miles down river and need to pulled through 4 water crossings and then 25 miles to the house. I don't even think that I'm going to worry about the carb rebuilt now. That will come with new engine. Now if I could only get hold of the owner of the doner vehicle I've been eyeing for the past 3 weeks.

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