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Old 11-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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oil in distributer

just purchased a 1984 blue bird shortie giving a tune up and found engine oil in the distributer.any ideas how it got there? has a 350 chevy motor

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Old 11-07-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Re: oil in distributer

its been several years since I had one apart but maybe the shaft is worn enough to allow oil up there. if thats the case, since its a small chevy you should have no problem finding a rebuilt or even a new dist. that much slop in the shaft would affect the timing some also.
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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Re: oil in distributer

Do you have oil pouring out the rear main seal too? I wouldn't be surprised if you did. As was mentioned, check the PCV valve and the makeup air connection to make sure neither is blocked. A reman HEI distributer can be found for $50 on ebay, slightly higher locally. It hardly pays to replace parts in an old one for that price.
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