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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil? in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; I seem to be getting some seepage from the rear headgasket into the V of the block. Very, very little, ...
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    Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil?

    I seem to be getting some seepage from the rear headgasket into the V of the block. Very, very little, but you can tell the headgasket is moist, and there are oil trails down from it to the block where all the grime collects. Since it's not substantial, and it doesn't seem to be affecting anything, I'm not going to worry about it, but I'm just wondering if anybody else has seen something similar...

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    Re: Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil?

    That's pretty weird, doesn't seem like any way for oil to be there. I'd guess maybe a cam cover leak that works its way down the head somewhere else and drains from there.

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    Re: Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil?

    Well you have to remember that the cams get their pressurized oil supply through the block and head gaskets... it's definately leaking at the head gasket, everywhere else is dry.

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    Re: Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil?

    I remember someone aways back who had an external oil leak because of the head gasket. Yes it is possible.

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    Re: Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil?

    Hopefully it didn't lead to anything more catastrophic?

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    Re: Has anyone had a headgasket leak oil?

    I'm not sure if they had any bad threads. I think not. It was just annoying and messy.

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