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Old 10-14-2006, 05:17 AM   #1
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Where to pour Oil!!!

I went out today spent around 58$ in filters and such and oil but i ran into a problem i pop open my hood and look in there is no spout for the oil pour in i see on the power steering in front with the belt hooked up (greenish Yellow color i see the dip stick for Oil then the dip stick for tranny but no spot that screams pour oil here. Sorry about this but im just damn confused.

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Stock valve covers should have an oil cap, they don't always necessarily say OIL. Since I don't have stock valve covers, I just remove the PCV valve and take my time pouring the oil through that hole into the valve cover.
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Which all reminds me of the old urban legend/tale about the novice service station attendant (Anyone remember those - People who actually pumped your gas, checeked your fluids, washed the windows, checked tires, etc.? ) after checking the oil and discovering it was a quart low, he added oil by pouring it all over the engine. The explanation was that "The entire engine needs oil, so I put it everywhere."
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Which all reminds me of the old urban legend/tale about the novice service station attendant (Anyone remember those - People who actually pumped your gas, checeked your fluids, washed the windows, checked tires, etc.? ) after checking the oil and discovering it was a quart low, he added oil by pouring it all over the engine. The explanation was that "The entire engine needs oil, so I put it everywhere."
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Which all reminds me of the old urban legend/tale about the novice service station attendant (Anyone remember those - People who actually pumped your gas, checeked your fluids, washed the windows, checked tires, etc.? ) after checking the oil and discovering it was a quart low, he added oil by pouring it all over the engine. The explanation was that "The entire engine needs oil, so I put it everywhere."
Wow.
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gave up on changing the oil today when spending about 45 mins trien to get the oil pan bolt off so i finished off setting up the intake.

anypointers on getting stuborn bolt to move?
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just poor it into your throttle body.
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Which all reminds me of the old urban legend/tale about the novice service station attendant (Anyone remember those - People who actually pumped your gas, checeked your fluids, washed the windows, checked tires, etc.? ) after checking the oil and discovering it was a quart low, he added oil by pouring it all over the engine. The explanation was that "The entire engine needs oil, so I put it everywhere."
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idk if this kid is being dumb on purpose or not, but um.. yea,

Cap - on - valve - cover

turn it

pull off

pour oil in

put cap back in

tighten
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Any hole in either valve cover is fine for putting oil in.
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:50 AM   #11
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gave up on changing the oil today when spending about 45 mins trien to get the oil pan bolt off so i finished off setting up the intake.

anypointers on getting stuborn bolt to move?

+++ Sigh i ment the oil pan drain plug

as for the intake was just finishing up installing the duct part as my car didn't have one to start with.
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I would just drill a hole in your oil pan next to the bolt, and when you are done, Tighten a screw into your newly aquired hole to prevent leaks.
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So you spent 45 minutes trying to get the drain plug out and still didn't I gather, and don't know where to put the oil back in once you get the old oil out. So you decided to "set up the intake" instead.

I'm the one confused!
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Old 10-15-2006, 04:06 PM   #15
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Well to help Clear things up i bought this car from a junk yard the car was stripped and also modified engine wise when i get my film devolped i'll post some before and after pics.

Here is the pic of the valve covers that are installed I know there Chevy but they got them to fit some how this is why i asked the question where to pour the oil. Edelbrock Classic Cast Aluminum Valve Covers: EDL-4145 - summitracing.com


As for the intake i was worken on the whole setup was missing filter, box, Maf, and ductwork

As for the drain plug the car was last driven in june of 99

(no frame rot only major thing was interior is shot)

I hope this clears up some confusion.
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I would suspect the engine is an earlier model if it doesn't have center bolt valve covers. Check the numbers, it could be anything.
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I would suspect the engine is an earlier model if it doesn't have center bolt valve covers. Check the numbers, it could be anything.
85 wouldnt have centerbolts anyway.Those valve covers are for the early chevys,when they had the oil fill through the intake.I dont know what to tell you without a pic,but you may need some new valvecovers .02
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just poor it into your throttle body.
Now see there, Y'all play nice. The previous owner obviously put on some very nice ribbed "pre-1968" valve covers on a 82-87 engine.
I think they're too pretty to throw away too.
So, if your 82-87 engine suddenly had these valve covers on it, what would you do to put oil in the engine?
This is a brain teaser for all of the smart people out there.
And don't even talk about the PCV, like where would the blowby come out?
Alright smart people...are you>
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Now see there, Y'all play nice. The previous owner obviously put on some very nice ribbed "pre-1968" valve covers on a 82-87 engine.
I think they're too pretty to throw away too.
So, if your 82-87 engine suddenly had these valve covers on it, what would you do to put oil in the engine?
This is a brain teaser for all of the smart people out there.
And don't even talk about the PCV, like where would the blowby come out?
Alright smart people...are you>
If it is pre '68 then it will have a vent tube at the back of the intake by the dizzy that was a crankcase vent (also called a road tube or something like that) that worked like blowing over a straw to vent oil vapors so it would not sludge. You could fill it there. Otherwise you will have to fill it though your dipstick tube.

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...back of the intake by the dizzy that was a crankcase vent (also called a road tube or something like that)...
The correct term is "snot pipe".
And his block is newer than '70.

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