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    oil leak

    first off engine is fresh i just started it last night
    rings, bearings, springs, lifters, rocker arms, valve job and all new gaskets
    head gaskets are copper sce titans with the sealant made onto the gasket
    compresson fine , runs fine,no coolant leaks,
    left head at rear has oil leak not major car sat outside in driveway not running for about 3 hrs and i noticed an oil spot about 2 inches in diameter
    more of a slight sepage than a leak
    WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS OTHER THAN REPLACING HEAD GASKETS
    THANKS IN ADVANCE

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    Chances are it is NOT a head gasket. Check everything else first, valve covers, dist., seals, timing chain cover, pan gasket, etc.
    No matter where you go, there you are.
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    It might've run down from the rocker cover gasket.
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    You have to put a touch of silicon on the top corner of the head gasket, ususally they do not reach the intake surface and create a small leak. Are you referring to the drivers side?

    What engine are we talking about?

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    Could also be the oil galley plug that sits under the cylinder head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cncmotorsports
    Could also be the oil galley plug that sits under the cylinder head.
    Yep, that's what I was thinking. I saw a guy fold over the corner of a head gasket on the intake side once, and it leaked like that too...

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    oil leak

    thanks to all
    its a 565 bbc block is o ringed NOS 2 systems
    it is somewhere in the back lower drivers side
    have checked all the way down from valve cover [no leak]intake down[no leak]
    tracked it down to an area mid to bottom of head[rear of engine] to the area where the block is exposed
    wasnt thinking earlier propably should run it without vacuam pump to attempt to locate leak going out there now
    anyone know any pros & cons of Bars Leak oil sealer

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    Bars Leak... hate that stuff. I would not even call it a good band-aid. Sounds like a nice set up & you have a lot of hard work & money tied up in it... it would be a shame to have that crap in that motor. Best of luck to you & these guys here will be a wealth of knowledge. Scooter
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    Check oil pressure send units and oil lines. Check around distributor, might have left the gasket off the distributor.

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    oil leak

    thanks for all the input and info BUT heads are coming off definently coming from between head and block and like Rigsby pointed out so so much money put out already not going to use a bandaid to get by
    hopefully can get new gaskets and have running again for track Friday and dipping into the 7s
    AGAIN THANKS TO ALL

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