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    Default Houston we have a problem

    I started my 454 chevy today for he first time. Double checked everything before starting her up. I gave it a little gas and it fired up. Then I noticed the weep holes on my headers were really pushing some water out. I shut the boat down and checked the oil. A milky white nasty mess. I drained the oil......and put what little oil I had (about 2 quarts) in the engine and let it drain straight through. What do I do in this situation???? Did my T valve malfunction?

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    Did you have the intake off the motor...

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    That sucks, I saw this on the dyno once. intake not machined properly, Better wash out that motor good or your lifter boars will be toast. Not saying its the intake but just an fyi on the lifters.
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    In any case, Pull the valve covers and clean the heads out..

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    well the engie is fresh.....so the intake had just been installed

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    As a FORD guy I'm glad I dont have to deal with all that mess of Gen ^$%$ intakes will work on Gen $^%$ heads but Gen #$* heads wont work with Gen @(#@$ intakes, what a nightmare!!!

    Seen this too many times when mixing and matching BBC parts. I would drain that beotch of water and spin the engine (with the starter) for a while without the spark plugs. Change the oil a few times to make sure you have the water out of the lifter BORES and off the cam / crank.

    Is it a new cam that is in need of breaking in?

    It's obviously not just a little seepage.....

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    were you running water to the headers?

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    My money says it wasn't sealed properly..pull it and the valve covers..reseal the intake useing fel-pro gaskets & use RTV silicon to seal the ends of the manifold..you will need to let the RTV cure for 24hrs prior to starting..The residual water in the oil will burn off, but get what you can out..Is it a roller cam or hydraulic??

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    hydraulic cam..........first start so I was preparing to break the cam in.....so the intake not being sealed corrrectly would allow water to get in through the water inlets right? Yes I was running water injected headers

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    Default Water In Oil

    Did You Use Sealer On The Head Bolts ? How Much Is The Water Pump Putting Out? Maybe Check The Timing Cover Gasket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2manymustangs View Post
    As a FORD guy I'm glad I dont have to deal with all that mess of Gen ^$%$ intakes will work on Gen $^%$ heads but Gen #$* heads wont work with Gen @(#@$ intakes, what a nightmare!!!

    Seen this too many times when mixing and matching BBC parts. I would drain that beotch of water and spin the engine (with the starter) for a while without the spark plugs. Change the oil a few times to make sure you have the water out of the lifter BORES and off the cam / crank.

    Is it a new cam that is in need of breaking in?

    It's obviously not just a little seepage.....
    Yup head gaskets are easier to change.
    Right stuff silicone works about as fast as you can tighten the bolts.
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    I don't believe the water is from the headers..pull the plugs and see witch cyclinders have water in them, that will tell you approx. it is leaking in..
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    ok....well I had an engine shop build it....i'm sure he used sealer on the head bolts....why would you check the timming chain cover? The water pump is a magnaflow style........i just had the water inlet sitting in a 5 gallon bucket with the with a garden hose filling it

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    When everything is clean and fresh, all done, ready to light, leave the drain plug out and circulate some water through the engine using low pressure garden hose directly. See if it still runs out the pan drain........Saves you the oil and the milky mess and tells you if it is still leaking...........MP
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