Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Antwerp, belgium
oil squirting but from where?
hi, i got this oil squirting problem on my 66 ranchero. nothing special you would say, but it is:
the oil seems to squirt only if i floor it (it is a pro-street ranchero), which means that i can't check it in the garage. it apears to squirt from the left hand side of the engine towards the steering column/pitman assembly. first i thought it were the valve cover gaskets, but changed them and no oil comes through there. also, spark plugs aren't dirty nor are the top sides of the headers, just the undersides. you would say it comes from between the cyl. heads and the block. but i doubt that for these reasons:
A) pressurized oil mounts up to the heads through the pushrods and leaks back depressurized through the oil return channels, so no squirting possible there i would say.
B) even if so, the oil return channels are located front and rear of the head and not in the middle, where the oil squirts out apparently
C) i checked the filter and there's nothing on there either.
D) no oil in coolant, no overheating...
i'm gonna check the pan bolts later on, but then still, it shouldn't squirt out there like that...
any thoughts or ideas are greatly appreciated