Scott_Fisher at intuit.com
Wed Jul 11 17:30:51 EDT 2001
Chris Dyer asks:
> My '87 5kcstq runs perfectly. (172k mi.) But recently
> I've noticed a oil burn smell. I haven't noticed any
> puddles/drips or glaring leaks, and there's no smoke
> when driving. I only smell it after driving for about 15
> minutes or so, only w/the windows closed. What to look for?
Check the rear of the camshaft cover, down near the exhaust manifold. On my
'83 CGT there's an on-again, off-again leak from the right rear corner that
drops a small quantity of oil so that it drips down onto the manifold.
There isn't a lot of oil, just enough to smell nasty every so often but not
enough to see because it burns off quickly.
I haven't installed the new cam cover gasket that I know I *have* 'cause I
put it into a box when we moved, and it's gotta be in the garage
somewhere... yeah, yeah. :-)
And of course: if your engine were powder-coated yellow, the leak would be
incredibly easy to locate.
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