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chevy 350 question?

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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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2001, 01:45 PM
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You can modify an old set of valve covers, cut the top off to do this, or just let the oil drip and have a mess.

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the oil will just "dripp", not get flung everywhere?

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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].

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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!

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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]

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will do....thanks everyone.........i'll let you know how it turns out

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<font color=red>Why adjust the valves with the engine running??? That's not needed!!! One more thing to think about, How much "FUN" is it gonna be when your truck burns to the ground? Thanks

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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.

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<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

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