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Old 11-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1972 500 Front of Motor Oil Leak Help!!!

Hello, Thanks for all your help guys!! Unbelievable what technology can do.

I have a new problem. After 2-3 miles of tuning after rebuild(not engine), I have developed a small oil leak on the front of the motor. It seems to be coming from a bolt just above the exhaust outlet on the left side of the motor. A loose exhaust nut has sprayed the oil all over my motor. It smells good, but I could do without the the smoke. The bolt on the other side in the same position seems to have a washer, where this one does not. I am going to look in my manuals tonight, but I thought I'd start here. Any Suggestions???
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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loose exhaust nut has sprayed the oil all over my motor
Good news/ Bad news!

Good news is you have oil pressure!
Bad news is it shouldn't be from the exhaust.

Check out the oil pressure switch while your at it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It coming from a bolt above the exhaust. A loose exhaust nut has sprayed it around. Thats how I found it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I do believe I have a head gasket leaking. Possibly a gasket under the cylinder head. Why not do a top end rebuild. I've always wanted too. Thanks to Lunmad, I am not scared.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is it the pushrod tube seal?
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If its a headgasket leak,put your hand near it and see if you can feel a gas leak.Alternatively,spray it with penetrating oil and see if it blows it around
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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BOTH!!! Push rod tubes are leaking and head gasket. Guess I should order that gasket set.....fun, fun, fun!!! A fin on my head has cracked off fairly close to one of the head bolts. I don't know if it's salvageable?? Anyone have an extra 500 head lying around??
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It'd be cheaper to get the fin fixed
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:11 AM   #10 (permalink)
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If you have the bit, a decent welder can fix that.

if not, it's harder, but do-able
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