Damn, everything went together just fine, no water leaks,fuel leaks or oil leaks on the trailer. Put her on the water last Thursday and an oil leak shows up. Did some looking around and figure one of the valve covers is leaking enough that there's an oil stream running down the back of the block. Get new gaskets ( those rubber Fel-Pro valve cover gaskets are great) silicone them to the valve covers and good to go.
Get on the water on Saturday get to the sand bar.......oil in the bilge
still have plenty in the pan and I have 4 qrts in the boat so we take the kids 9-11 miles up river tubing and wake boarding. As I told Jay ( Warp Speed) not enough of a leak to impede forward progress. Get back and lost 4 qrts. Fill her up Sunday Morning with fuel and oil and take the kids out again to burn avg gas and oil. Felt like the engine was a Jawa 500cc speedway engine ( total loss oil system.... oil just passes thru)
My new Jon Kaase oil pump puts out 75 lbs cold and 60 hot at idle. Running hot is 65 lbs at 4,000 @ 200*
Have to pull the damn engine to find leak. What really pisses me off is that I have never had an oil leak from the pan gasket or seal in 20 yrs of engine swapping. And I've had more than my share of swaps. The old Dooley pan never had an issue. Don't know if it's pan related (Stephs kick-out) or something else. Farmer John suggested that I pull it, drain the oil and then seal it up and put a shop vac to the valve cover to find the leak. So tonight I'll scout for the leak. He told me the fast way to fix the leak if I find it with the vacuum. I might give it a try.
So it will get yanked tonight.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I think retarding the cam 5* to run straight-up really screwed with the idle quality of the engine. That's another thread, but fought that with my old 1050 on Saturday and then my new 1200 Pro-System on Sunday. It's either cam timing or the ignition is doing something real funny Sent an email to Patrick James at Pro-System and he gave me some instructions and Danny Crower gave me a few too. Hopefully I can get the idle closer to where it was. 900 rpm with a lope and 1,100 smooth.
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