82 shovel leaking oil

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by nascar7613, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    82 Shovel leaking oil out of the head bolts. Had the heads resurfaced, new valve seals and guides, valves lapped, new gaskets and it still leaks oil out of the head bolts. Anybody had this problem before, and what you did to fix it.
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    What gaskets are you using and what torque?
     
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  4. nascar7613

    nascar7613 Active Member

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    I did use the james gaskets, but I did not spray them with the copper spray. I torqued the heads @ 65lbs and they were resurfaced to make sure they were flat. The oil is not leaking from the head gasket on the outside, but from the bolts themselves. I guess the gasket must be leaking or the oil couldn't get to the bolt threads.
     
  5. blademan

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    I had the same problem with metal gaskets. Never did have a problem with Blue James gaskets.