Okay, I put in a different bottle of UV dye in it and drove it 50 miles and the engine lit up like a Christmas tree. I took a video for my mechanic and just uploaded it to YouTube. You can view it by clicking here.
From the oil pan pics, it appears that the front (and perhaps the rear) rubber oil pan end seals are white in color? They should be black...unless the gasket set is some off-brand overseas company. I'd try re-tightening the oil pan bolts... smoothly, evenly, not over-tightening.
Yes, normally the front and rear end seals are black rubber pieces that join with separate cork gaskets running along each side of the oil pan. He likes to use a 1-piece rubber gasket from Felpro that ties all four pieces (the two end seals and the oil pan side gaskets) together. He said it's a great gasket product that they prefer to use, but that it's not to say that it will never leak. So he suggested I try tightening up the oil pan bolts.From the oil pan pics, it appears that the front (and perhaps the rear) rubber oil pan end seals are white in color? They should be black...unless the gasket set is some off-brand overseas company. I'd try re-tightening the oil pan bolts... smoothly, evenly, not over-tightening.
Yeah, I firmly believe that as well, but I have to run his suggestions first to show that it's more than just the fuel pump block-off cover gasket.The fuel pump block-off plate leaking out of the gasket. In my opinion if it leaked would only be on that side.
That would have been smart. I already did the work, though. I put a new gasket on there, coating the outside of it with prime seal and the inside with high temp gasket maker. Then I cleaned, checked, and torqued each and every oil pan bolt, one at a time.I would document the ok to repair yourself,via text or other.
I find it interesting that you prefer black RTV for the timing chain cover gasket and the grey stuff for the oil pan gasket. Care to explain this methodology?The timing case cover can be an issue sometimes.I use Permatex black RTV. Let it set a little bit so it has structure, then tighten up. same for oil pan but I like the grey sealer.
I'll wait to hear from Jeff before I go this deep. I hope at this point, he'll just take it back and inspect this stuff himself rather than tell me to do it.Might have to drop oil pan and inspect front of crank for wear and rear. the oil slinger is probably on or you would have a lot more oil. The heads I would re torque If that doesn't work take the bolts out and check for stretch and good threads. Change gaskets TOO? CHASE ALL THREADS! Oil pan gasket flange not sealing tight,bent?