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stoker
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posted 12-23-2002 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker   Click Here to Email stoker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
replaced two peice rear main on 1972 302 block with stroker crank.slowed it down alot but still leaves about a tennis ball size puddle overnite.noticed new crank does not have knurling or ridgewall (for lack of better term)to help rear main seal.could it possibly be cam plug or galley plugs.hate to pull trans and find ok,but leaks drive me crazy.do all 7000 rpm 302s leak?i have never had a leak free one!!!!!!!!!!

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-24-2002 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need to install some dye in the oil. Then with a black light you can verify where the leak is actually coming from.

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stoker
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posted 12-24-2002 03:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker   Click Here to Email stoker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks alex,what kind and where can i find it?what ratio?and is it to run it in your oil for any lenth of time

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stoker
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posted 12-24-2002 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stoker   Click Here to Email stoker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
forgot to proofread.should of said ,is it ok to leave in oil for any length of time

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-24-2002 03:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most parts stores that have machine shop services carry the dye and will loan out the black light. Yu can leave it in with the oil.

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Alex Denysenko
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steve'66
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posted 12-26-2002 10:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A low tech method is to use talc powder on the area and look for the fresh wet spot.

Hey that reminds me of a fat girl story.... Oh nevermind.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-27-2002 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:

Hey that reminds me of a fat girl story.... Oh nevermind.

SteveW


LOL

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
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Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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