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Old 12-30-2009, 11:49 AM   #31
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I assume ZZP replaced your valve cover gaskets when they intalled the rocker arms, but if not we can change those at the shop this weekend too, aslong as we start early we have all day so just let me know what you need to have done.

If you need stock parts or gaskets try the O'reilly here in town, the number is (815) 288-6670 (Yes I have that memorized. . . . )
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I assume ZZP replaced your valve cover gaskets when they intalled the rocker arms, but if not we can change those at the shop this weekend too, aslong as we start early we have all day so just let me know what you need to have done.

If you need stock parts or gaskets try the O'reilly here in town, the number is (815) 288-6670 (Yes I have that memorized. . . . )
I have no idea whether they did or not, that'* why I like being a part of the process, so I actually know what'* going on. That was done over 6 months ago though, so whatever ZZP did worked.

Looks like the tensioner won't be here in time, but I can get everything else taken care of, I'm sure we will be making a trip or two to ACE. Then I'll just slap the tensioner and belt on later, shouldn't take to long.

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We did nothing that involves oil. Unless it'* leaking from the rubber seal along the cam valley. I used plenty of RTV there. Valve covers are a possibility, we were working around them a lot and might have caused one to leak.
I cleaned everything up and am going to pay close attention to where the oil starts pooling up. I didn't see anything after my short drive to work, but I cleaned up a few pools of oil around the injectors and in the cavities around them. If it started back there, it could have easily moved forward and got everything wet, making it hard to find the origin. I'm still burping the radiator every time I drive. It still has some air, but it'* cooling and blowing hot air fine.
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Is all or most on the rear? That'* where the gas leaked out. That could have dissolved some oil oil and that dripped. Would also explain why it'* around the injectors. However. If it is oil and it'* around the injectors, that rules out leaking seals along the corners of the LIM. This points to the valve cover gaskets. A lot of moving around in that area, putting some pressure on the valve covers could have compressed the gasket a bit. And because it was cold they didn't spring back real good. The drive home may have warmed up the gaskets and they sealed up again. New gaskets will do this far better then old ones.
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It'* hard to say because there was oil all over. There were pools of oil mostly in the cavity behind the far left injector. You can see in the one picture there was oil all over the tranny, and the left side of the front manifold as well. This could have ran down from behind the injectors once enough pooled up though. I also didn't start smelling it until I got a little over half way home, don't remember seeing it in when I added coolant (But my brain was still a big freeze pop at that time). Could have all ran forward when I stopped at a stop light, that'* when I remember the smell starting. I'm going to take a 40 minute drive after work and check again to see if I can tell where it is starting before it runs all over, if it hasn't quit leaking already.

P.*. I took tons of pictures before I cleaned it up, but didn't figure I would bore you guys with them. If it helps I could post them, you can see the pools of oil and such.
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That'* the area the gas was leaking. You cleaned up up, now watch to see if it comes back.

More pictures the better.
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I think this is the gasket that is leaking, it is also dripping in the same spot as last night. What'* this gasket called? It looks like it shouldn't be to hard to replace. Just remove the 4 bottom bolts and two top bolts, replace gasket, reinstall?


Yellowish butter on the cap.

This is going to have to move, or some hood modification needs to be done. You can see it'* digging into the pad pretty good.
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Made it to Rockstars garage today for some modifications. He spent most of his time fabricating and modifying pieces so everything would fit in correctly.
He made this bracket from scratch, cleaned it up and painted it. He also modified the bracket underneath that so that it would fit in, took a good amount of bending.

It may not be pretty, but I think this will end up being a winter hood anyways. Cut these holes so the SC belt wont rub and the hood will stop slamming on the BCM.

While he did that, I removed some brackets that weren't serving any purpose right now and would be in the way of replacing the rear valve cover next week. Got the IC hoses all hooked up and zip tied in place. Removed the fog lights and fashioned an air tunnel that should move that air over the intercooler.

It would be nice to fabricate something a little better looking, but this will do for now.

Rockstar had an idea that I may act upon later, cutting a hole out behind the license plate so I can remove it at the track for even better air flow through the IC. He also notched out the front bumper to level out the IC radiator and get it moved up more, it'* now level with the bottom of the fog lights. As you can see, I've rubbed them pretty good on the bottom, pretty sure it'* from my frequent trips to ACE, they have a steep entrance.
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looking good keep us posted
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Nice ingenuity Tommy. I ike the the idea of opening up the bumper behind the filler panel. Don't go to crazy with it though
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By the way, found the bracket on the bench for the FPR, looks a lot like what you guys made. Not to bad on the hood. Your going to here the engine a lot more without that padding.
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