This may be a dumb question, but can I run my engine (chevy 350) with the valve covers off to look at and adjust the valves? and if so, what precautios do i need to take to stop oil from flying everywhere? THANKS!
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<font color=green>It will drip very quickly, generally right onto the hot exhaust manifolds, causing a nice smoky mess. If you have old cheapie valve covers on the truck now, just modify them, it's a good excuse to buy some nice pretty new ones for your engine anyways[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img].
hmmmmm, sounds like fun, i have no old valve covers, just new $70 chrome edelbrock ones......haha, so wish me luck, and i hope i dont kill and fish down stream, haha, with all that oil going right into the street!
You wont loose very much oil (less than 1/2 quart). But you will create quite a smoke show [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] and you will smell like burnt oil for days "ode to 10-30" plan a trip to the car wash for after [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
adjust the valve while it is running? no one said anything about that! thanks for the tips everyone, it a was mission success. not too much of a mess, and no, my truck didn't even come close to catching fire.
<font color=red>Oh, no one said anything about that?????????? If I remember right this was your question --
<font color=black> This may be a dumb question, but can I<font color=blue> run my engine (chevy 350) with the valve covers off to look at and
adjust the valves?<font color=black> and if so, what precautios do i need to take to stop oil from flying everywhere? THANKS!
<font color=red>Ummmmmmm!!! Oh well, I was just posting a response to this question! And thought I'd help ya out, but nevermind. Thanks