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    Question Oil on the transom?

    Everytime I run the boat I end up with oil on my transom, gas tanks, battery, you get the idea. It's a 468 BBC, Melling HV pump, finned aluminum valve covers with moroso baffles on the underside, K&N push in breathers. I also have a set of bolt on aluminum stack type breathers I haven't installed yet, my question is;
    Do you guys think the additional breathers will cure my problem?
    What about a puke tank?
    What about evac tubes off the headers? Will evacs work with slip in baffles?

    Other than the oily mess after each session, the boat runs perfect, anyone got any other ideas?
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    mite be too much oil in the pan just a thought
    Its a FORD thing chevy's arent quick enough to understand

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    Red face

    hang some zoomies on there...

    could be the vacuum from the headers pulling earl out of the valve covers..
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    Skip lots comes to mind but ,maybe give some thought to a cylinder leak down test ? just to be safe , simple and easy call if we can help Tom


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    Thanks guys!

    Not too much oil in the pan, double, then triple checked it.
    Leakdown test was good in Feb, nothing really major to note

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    That little puke tank setup there, do you stock those? PM me a price.

    Thanks again
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    If you don't have PCV valve, adding one would probably help. Tom is right about the leak down test as that will tell you a lot.

    how much run time is on the engine?

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    is it set up with a pcv valve ?
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    PM sent Tom

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    No PCV as I have no vacuum port to run it to, manifold has no vac port, carb spacer has no port, carb is an HP model, again no vac port. The dipstick loss is almost negligible, it's not a bunch of oil, just a bunch of mess.
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    you need a pcv valve .
    drill and tap the carb spacer 1/4 pipe and hang a fitting on there and put a pcv valve on the valve cover.

    pcv will pick up some free hp.

    the condensation is puking out from crankcase pressure.

    we had an old flat with a sbc.. the rear passengers used to get a hot oil treatment..worked almost as good of coppertone..LOL.

    in the early days cars had road draft tubes .. the air moving under the vehicle would draft the crankcase vapors out from the engine.. diesels used them up until a few years ago...
    then postive crankcase ventilation was discovered..
    could also use a smog pump as a vacuum pump...
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    [QUOTE=ptz;635777]you need a pcv valve .
    drill and tap the carb spacer 1/4 pipe and hang a fitting on there and put a pcv valve on the valve cover.

    pcv will pick up some free hp.

    QUOTE]

    I was thinking the same thing but is it really worth HP ?

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    I'd rather not drill the spacer, I paid a lot of damn money for it and I don't particularly want to f*&k it up. So if a PCV valve would do me right, would a set of evac tubes do me better?
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    [quote=Sleeper CP;635780]
    Quote Originally Posted by ptz View Post
    you need a pcv valve .
    drill and tap the carb spacer 1/4 pipe and hang a fitting on there and put a pcv valve on the valve cover.

    pcv will pick up some free hp.

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    I was thinking the same thing but is it really worth HP ?

    S CP
    I have had this same issue...I don't think you can run a PCV with turbos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckie Stiff View Post
    I'd rather not drill the spacer, I paid a lot of damn money for it and I don't particularly want to f*&k it up. So if a PCV valve would do me right, would a set of evac tubes do me better?
    Yeah ,but who's going to weld on the headers ? Drill and tap the spacer no big deal.

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