[[UPDATE: after wasting money on valve stem seals without fully investigating what the issue definitely was, i finally took off the right side valve cover which has NEVER been taken off..i found the the rear oil drain hole (theres 2, 1 in the front 1 in the back of the head) was plugged with fiber which is from the 10 year old air filter i had been using..so basically the ENTIRE valve cover was filling with oil force feeding oil into the cylinders. Goes to show, routine maintenance is not a joke..i figured an air filter is an air filter, but i guess not lol.After 10 minutes of idling the Exhaust will start making blue smoke and it looks kinda like "Uncle Buck" lol. It VERY rarely smokes when i drive, only when i take off.
Replacing valve stem seals in 305 H.O. small block chevy from 1986 Monte Carlo SS
I'm putting the original 305HO back in the Monte after taking the ZZ3 out
for my Iroc project. This is mainly to make the car mobile but it may end
up tagged with this engine for a while. Previous owner reported that this
305 has over 100k miles on it and has been out of the car since 1997. He
said it smoked during startup and sure enough the valve stem seals were
worn out. Hopefully this will fix the issue.
SBC Valve Guide Installation
John @ Costa Mesa R&D Automotive Machine describes how to replace valve
guides on the popular small block Chevrolet cylinder head.
Valve seal Replacement
Leaking valve seals cause your engine to smoke when you first start it up,
and then it usually runs the rest of the day with no smoke. Usually
replacing the valve seals will fix the problem. Here's how to do it. Of
course other engines may vary to some degree but the basics are the same.
Engine rebuild part 1
This series is available on DVD Here is the link
We are rebuilding a GM 350 5.7 engine. Now in this particular case we
are also going to upgrade the engine to a 383 6.0 This is called
building a "stroker" motor. In other words we are increasing the "stroke"
of the engine which increased the torq & horsepower.
If you are able & wanting to rebuild an engine, this video should give you
a good overview of what to do. If you are having someone else build an
engine for you, you will be able to see what's involved in the process
Chevy 305 burning oil? [solved]
[[UPDATE: It was a $0 problem. I assumed it was bad valve stem seals, but
i had never taken off the right side valve cover to fully investigate and
bought the seals anyway. I took off the valve cover to find the rear oil
drain hole (theres one in the front and back of the head) was clogged with
what i think it fiber from a 10 year old air filter i had been
using..Basically the valve cover would fill with oil forcing oil to find
its way down into the cylindars. So after i unplugged it, no more smoke!
Easy as that! ]] I knew it couldn't possibly be something as serious as
piston rings..it only had 53,000 miles on it at the time.
This is a video showing valve float in a running engine at high RPM.
hydraulic valve lash adjustment small block chevy
there are many ways to adjust valve lash. this is just one example and has
worked well for me. you can do it any way you want just make sure the
lifter is on the heel of the cam and between a half to one turn of preload
Fixing A Car That Loses Oil
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 45 years, shows how you can fix a
car's engine that you keep having to add engine oil to. It can be as easy
as replacing a cheap PCV valve, or as expensive as needing a full engine
overhaul. Scotty shows how you can find out.
How-To Rebuild the Top End of a Chevy 350 V8 Small Block Engine
Chris Duke from Motorz TV http://www.motorz.tv shows you how to rebuild the
top end of a Chevy 350 V8 small block engine, featuring products from Dart
Machinery and Crower Cams.
Show notes: http://www.motorz.tv/top-end-rebuild/
Watch the complete Chevy 350 engine rebuild series:
1. Tear Down: http://youtu.be/LZO1fWVxN4c
2. Machine Shop: http://youtu.be/e3r3wRBoXkk
3. Bottom End: http://youtu.be/gfrYWKi78zc
4. Top End: http://youtu.be/g46s-Vr4Br0
5. Finale: http://youtu.be/mvJNMN-oP68
Fitting new valve guide seals without removing the cylinder head Suzuki Vitara
This is how you can remove and replace valve guide seals with the head
still on the engine. Normally you have to have the head off so you can fit
the valve spring compressor on to the head of the valve. I had heard of
this method but never tried or seen it done before. The only special tool
is a piece of string.
Watch the video and see the "Essex Red Neck" at work :-)
How to Adjust Valve on a Small Block Chevy
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This video shows our procedure how to properly adjust valves. This works on
all engines with adjustable valve train. Produced by enginefactory.com
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