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Help needed with oil in air filter and ticking engine
Posted 27 November 2003 - 11:20 AM
Oil all over the right side of the engine.
Valve cover bolt no longer in the engine, believe I found it on the firewall/frame rail.
Oil is in the air cleaner area and a substantial amount. Oil in the carburator as well.
I am going to pull the PCV valve out and clean it (stores are closed for Turkey day) and try to replace the bolt but if anybody can think of a reason that any of this would happen I truly appreciate it.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 03:09 PM
The bolt I would write off as already being loose, and maybe the addition of all that oil (from the bad seals) and heat caused it to work it's way out.
Is that a replacement engine? If not it's a solid lifter motor..... your valves could be out of adjustment, or it could be a bad bearing maybe - the ticking noise that is. I would get some oil in it, and see if that helps first.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:02 PM
83 Auto's were the first to get Hyd engines.
Not a replacement engine.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:34 PM
Well - sounds like your lifters then - time for a new oil pump? That seems to do it on the EA82's anyway.... never had a tick on the EA81 hydro's before. Maybe 20w50, and some MMO. If that doesn't work.... then an oil pump.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 09:33 PM
do the 5/8 hose, if you can bend it right, might have to make your own custom lengths so they dont kink:-)
Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:43 AM
I still don't know how a valve cover bolt falls out like that. I never touched it.
Thanks for the help.
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