Oil leak pooling near distributor


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Hey all, while driving my Ranger I noticed the smell of burning oil. Crawling underneath, I can see where oil is dripping onto the exhaust. Following the leak, I noticed on the top side of the engine that oil is pooling around where the distributor goes in. Anyone have experience with this?

If it helps, I just did a head gasket on the truck. The gasket set came with cork valve cover gaskets, which were my prime suspect. However, I felt around the rear of the valve cover where it mates to the head and its dry. I did however feel down by the intake manifold on the back of the engine and it is wet with oil.

Am I looking at my culprit? Could oil be leaking from the intake??

Thanks

Daniel
 


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I'd first just check the o ring on the distributor.
 

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(y) will do. Didn't think to check that.
 

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I've got to adjust my valves this weekend too, so I'll be in the neighborhood ;)
 

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Any idea if that o-ring is replaceable? Or am I better off ordering a new distributor? I can get it in at work if needed.
 

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Any idea if that o-ring is replaceable? Or am I better off ordering a new distributor? I can get it in at work if needed.
It's an o-ring. It's replaceable.
 

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(y) point taken. Will gently yank her out and take care of it.
 

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Just make sure to have a new one on hand first. Many times older ones are hard to get short of getting an engine builder's gasket set.
 

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Alright, I'll poke around at work and try to find one that'll fit. I grabbed a handful before we closed yesterday but haven't been able try them out.
 


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