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Investigating Chevy 305 burning oil at idle

[[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.


 


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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.





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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.





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.And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&f eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don't miss them.





Rebuilt 305 Small Block Chevy FOR SALE
I just rebuilt this 305ci Small Block Chevy out of a 1984 chevy 1/2 ton pickup truck. This motor is for sale I am asking $750. Price is negotiable. The engine was completely disassembled and all parts where cleaned. I replaced the rear main seals, main bearings, rod bearings, oil pan gasket, piston rings, timing set, head gaskets, valve stem seals, valve cover gasket, carburetor, Exhaust manifolds (with headers), intake manifold, water pump, fuel pump, thermostat, and a couple of other things but thats most of the major stuff. THE ENGINE TEST STAND AND RADIATOR DO NOT COME WITH THE ENGINE. I am only selling the engine with carb, headers, and starter, and so on. Call McKinley 910-690-8306 or email me at macabarton@gmail.com, serious inquires only please.





How to Adjust Valve on a Small Block Chevy
Family owned and operated for over 40 years with over 75,000 satisfied customers. Rated #1 Click on blue link http://www.enginefactory.com/letters.htm This video shows our procedure how to properly adjust valves. This works on all engines with adjustable valve train. Produced by enginefactory.com Worlds leader in turn key muscle car engines.





Overhead Cam at 14K RPM
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Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy
Compression Testing and What You Can Learn From It - EricTheCarGuy Here is a video on performing a compression test on an engine to assess it's mechanical condition. An engines ability to compress air and fuel is directly proportional to it's performance since an engine is nothing more than an air compressor once you take away all the controls. A compression test is a good general test that will give you an idea of the engine's overall health but it does not give specific information on what the problem is should there be one, for that a "leak down test" would be required, here is a link to that video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgrfT0LFMhc However if you find yourself looking for the source of a performance problem with an engine, this is a great place to start. This test is often overlooked in favor of looking at the fuel or ignition system, I think that's a mistake, if an engine can't perform mechanically no amount of electronics will make that better. Recently, I hit the 500 subscriber mark and I'd like to thank all of my subscribers past, present, and hopefully in the future for that. I enjoy making these videos and the fact that you seem to like watching them means a lot to me. So, thanks for subscribing, rating, and commenting, those little contributions make it all worth while. --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Also see the video I did, "Octane Ratings and the 4 Stroke Engine Cycle" for more information on how compression works and why it is important. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VWEwEveGTQ Thanks for watching and stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





hydraulic valve lash adjustment small block chevy
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Engine rebuild part 1
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CHEVY 454 ENGINE START UP ON GROUND * HOT RATROD ENGINE * TEST RUN * REDNECK ENGINEERING
NO RIGHTS ARE IMPLIED TO THE MUSIC PLAYING......Just purchased this 454 Chevy engine. Had been sitting for 10 yrs. 86,000 actual miles on it. Switched to the electronic distributor and it started right up. Just needs a little more "cam" to make it sound better. OH, AND I FOUND OUT IT IS A 2-BOLT MAIN,MY BAD!!





Fitting new valve guide seals without removing the cylinder head Suzuki Vitara
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Valve Float
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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/ Website: http://www.motorz.tv/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motorztv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motorz/ 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




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