Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

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Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Post by BotswanaAlfa » Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:56 am

Hey guys, so the other day i was wrapping my headers and when i pulled them off i noticed that my dashboard sided cylinders on both banks (i think cyl no. 3 and 6) both had a decent amount of oil in them. aswell as on the bolts for both these cylinders.
what could cause this?
Also could this be the reason my car is smoking at idle?

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Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Post by gtv-racer » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:43 pm

Leaking valve seals, worn piston rings,cylinders,pistons would be my guess. Maybe a clogged carter vent.
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Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Post by 75evo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:54 pm

could be an improperly tightened cam cover gasket, or defective one. or oil pressure sender leaking oil in the back of the V.
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Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Post by BotswanaAlfa » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:55 am

I hope its not what you think it is gtv-racer! because thats exactly what i think it is and is alot more work and money than i want to spend right now :(

ill check the cam cover, but how do i check the oil pressure sender?
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Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Post by 75evo » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:28 pm

Check the rear of the engine close to the bonnet latch of the GTV6, particularly close to the V. If it's very very oily, then most likely the pressure gauge sender to maybe pressure light sensor is leaking a bit of oil.
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Re: Oil on back cylinder exhaust manifold

Post by BotswanaAlfa » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:42 am

Hmm, i had to do a clean of my injectors recently and didnt see any oil in the back of the vee but ill check again to be sure!
Thanks for the help. Its probably just stuffed oil rings, ill just have to face the music. :(
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