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new build burning oil?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Taco15, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. Taco15

    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    alright my recently built lsvtec has been losing oil for awhile. Problaby 1/2qt every 2 weeks or so.I just thought it was my ls dizzy dripping. Last night i took it for a long 30 mile drive at 4-4.5k rpms all the way there. It reaked of oil inside the car and my friend behind me said he could smell fresh oil all in his car too. I had just changed my oil that day! what could it be?

    unfortunately i couldnt afford a type r oil pump at the time so put the the oil pump that was already on the previous lsvtec. It was an ls oil pump but my friend/builder said he had ''shimmed'' it so it would flow better. I already bught a type r oil pump so thats what i'm gonna change when i take the motor out again.

    should i check the bearings as well? anything else i sould look out for? all the seals are new from top to bottom of the motor. weird:huh:
     
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    did you check your ring gap, and make sure you broke the rings in properly?
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    yeah.

    Blanco trust me i'm in hurry to get the motor out just because of the oil pump.

    i hear the lsvtecs are notorious for burning oil but i called BS since its BRAND NEW FULLY BUILT AND SEALED!
     
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    i think i found the problem. when i did the oil change i filled up a tad too much. Also the the hose connected to my valve cover is connected to my intake. I think i'm getting ALOT of blow by in there. I found traces of oil in the intake so i'm gonna disconnect it to see if it stops. man i hope that it
     
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    thats what i was thinking also. I'm gonna run a catch can on the new car. just for extra insurance. since i got those stage 2 cams,you cant uncover the oil cap with the car running without it spewing oil everywhere.lol.
     
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