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Old 12-08-2006, 12:17 AM   #11
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The problem I have willwren is that you and boosty think you're the only two that should be giving out advice. On every forum I've been a member of, there'* always a couple of guys that fill the need to DOMINATE THE BOARD, but this is the first forum I've ever been to where it'* the administrators that are dominating the board.

Maybe you should make it a rule that only you and boosty are allowed to answer questions.
Mac.. you and other members seem to make it your mission to "prove WillWren wrong." This is not the place to do it. Disagreeing is one thing...from what I've observed, those who have a problem with the admin and gearheads here are those who don't like to be proven wrong. If you have a problem with someone...take it private....don't air out your laundry here. It'* childish and not acceptable.

If you are going to participate in mechanical threads, then keep it on topic.
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In the Series 2 valve cover gaskets are fairly common (if what I've seen is representative).

Fun part is, the rear cover is more entailed to get into on your 2003.

How about we help you service the supercharger for cost of parts and you have the garage change that nasty valve cover gasket?

As well..Willwrens mention of the lower intake manifold gaskets is another point to double check and ensure you don't see any seeping from them.

In my case, I changed the valve cover gaskets, then the lower intake gaskets (I didn't notice the seepage). In the end, it would have been much easier to do the valve cover gaskets when the supercharger and intake were off.
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I know my oil pan leaks and so has others, my valve covers seem ok and I smell burnt oil sometimes.Have a look under at the oil pan to eliminate this.Also put a post in FORCED INDUCTION with your supercharger problem, maybe we can help.
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Check to see if the valve cover gaskets are leaking oil onto the exhaust manifolds. Then again, this might be bad advice.
Macdrive, checking for external oil leaks makes alot of sense. Making an A$$ of yourself by constantly jabbing back at people that have to constantly correct you is not cool, draws more negative attention to you, and pisses off the Staff.
The problem I have willwren is that you and boosty think you're the only two that should be giving out advice. On every forum I've been a member of, there'* always a couple of guys that fill the need to DOMINATE THE BOARD, but this is the first forum I've ever been to where it'* the administrators that are dominating the board.

Maybe you should make it a rule that only you and boosty are allowed to answer questions.
I personally take offense to that.... And your damn right... We run the forum, it doesn't run on its own... If you want to call that Dominate thats fine... If you don't like the way we do things here take it up with the Site Owner Jeff

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Wow, I thank everyone for their ideas and tips. As a new member I didn't mean to spark so many hostilities. As they all say "can't we all get along?"

I will look into the many suggestions everyone has suggested. I have had many 3800 series engines and none of them have leaked so I was surprised to hear of so many other people having problems.

Thanks again and I will let you know what I find if I find it.

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Wow, I thank everyone for their ideas and tips. As a new member I didn't mean to spark so many hostilities. As they all say "can't we all get along?"

I will look into the many suggestions everyone has suggested. I have had many 3800 series engines and none of them have leaked so I was surprised to hear of so many other people having problems.

Thanks again and I will let you know what I find if I find it.

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Yes please let us know what you find.. With age and milage any engine can leak..

I'd say in your case it may be the valve cover gaskets, also look at the manifold endseals..

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For the record I've changed the Oil pan gasket because of a leak but I have never had a VC or rear engine or other oil leak.
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Just finished replacing the front valve cover gasket. Boy do I miss working on the cars built in the 60'* and 70'*. Time to replace gasket 5 mins. time to get to valve cover, remove it and re assemble, 60 mins. The lack of burnt oil smell "priceless". All is now fixed, thanks to everyone for the tips. I also didn't realize a set of Felpro valve cover gaskets cost so much for an SSEi. $52 at O'Reilly'*.

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Bet you wish you still had the 70 GTO Judge ! ! !

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I sure do wish I still had the 70 Judge. I also wish I had the 77 Can Am.

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