That used to be my method. Get my brother set up with whatever screwdriver stuck in the wire rig we could come up with to check for spark. I'd crank the engine. If he jumped we knew it had spark. If he jumped & yelled we knew it was a good hot spark. 😁Well, Pepe' if you haven't ever been zapped by 30,000V or more if it's an aftermarket coil you are in for a real treat.
2.25". These are the ones, I think: Walker Universal Ball Flanges 41725
... Once I verify they are what I need... I guess I'll drain the coolant and pull the engine again.
That could be it. I inspected and cleaned the old bolts and did re-use them. They were re-secured to torq spec in 3 steps, moving up and down, inside to the out... but it's entirely possible that they were too used to be re-used.man thats a bitch. When I built my motor 5 or 6 years ago (Damn I cant believe its been that long), I started with a long block. I had never done any major engine stuff before that time so everything I did was a first for me. After installing it and driving it a bit I took it in to the mechanic to do an oil change and cut open the oil filter to check for metal. In the process we noticed that I still had an oil leak. It was coming from the back joint of the heads. It was plainly visible where it was coming from. Directly below the Crossover emissions pipe. Upon inspecting the heads the mechanic pointed out that whoever built the long block put in USED head bolts. ****! The leak wasnt bad. Just a trickle, so I left it. Its never been addressed and the leak is negligible. Im not sure if its still leaking but I assume it is. I have only put maybe 25k miles in the last 5 or 6 years. It sucks when someone doesnt do their job. I didnt know at the time. If I had, I would have put new ARP bolts in. Its one of the many lessons I learned from building that motor.
OK, good. I was hoping someone would correct me if that was less likely than a coolant leak, which I've seen no signs of.I doubt it is a head leaking oil. Not saying it isn't possible but it is rare for a head to leak unless its coolant.. They have no pressurized oil flow in them, only gravity flow to return from the rockers.
I am seeing a small puddle on the floor. I've cleaned it up a few times, even put a bowl under it but the wind is blowing that stuff around (leaving the door bottom up to help with the summer heat). This last puddle is around 3" x 4" overnight after running the engine a few times, stop and start, for just a few minutes, 4 or 5 times to check the exhaust leak.Are you seeing oil on the floor or noticing a loss in the engine meaning like your burning oil?
Yep. That is exactly what it looks like and where it's coming from. Said it early on. The only reason I'm not dead set that it is, is because there were no obvious signs of leakage there when I had the engine out and it's more fluid than I would have expected from an RMS leak.If it is the RMS then you should see the oil around the trans inspection hole. It can almost look like it is coming from the trans but the fluid won't be red.