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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:22 AM   #1
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Smell burning oil in cabin

I can really smell burning oil in cabin onfmy 330 sc. I have changed the rocker cover gasket but doesn't seem to have improved it. Any ideas???
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:25 AM   #2
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Do you mean valve cover gasket?
If so there still may be oil on your headers that is burning.
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:32 AM   #3
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Do you mean valve cover gasket?
If so there still may be oil on your headers that is burning.
Yep, I mean valve cover gasket. Losing oil also though. Just not sure where from?
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Yep, I mean valve cover gasket. Losing oil also though. Just not sure where from?
did you change those grommetts also that insulate the screws? there are 15 of them
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Old 10-22-2008, 06:37 AM   #5
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did you change those grommetts also that insulate the screws? there are 15 of them
Didn't to be honest.....
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Didn't to be honest.....
well it might have or might not make a difference. but any oil leaking anywhere and burning off you will smell.

no wait! there might just be some residual oil that was accidently dropped on your manifold when you were servicing the valve cover gasket.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:21 AM   #7
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with all the stress that comes in building your engine, you probably do haha
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