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forwheeler forwheeler is offline
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Before I did the engine drop I drained the oil and found brass particles in the oil. I didn't expect that for sure. I was hoping that the brass was coming from the rocker but the rocker is not brass and it seems to be in pretty good shape.
I sent the cam to web cams and the rocker also to be reconditioned.

I still can't explain the brass particles in the oil. Are the only brass parts in the engine the bearings? I pulled the distributor hoping the gear on the end was brass but not so. I sure don't want to split the case if it is not necessary.

Things I did before the brass in the oil were

Adjust valves
Changed oil
Removed AAV
Removed and reinstalled recirculation valve assembly
Test fit new IC
Replaced a couple of vacuum hoses
Had valve covers and fan powder coated
Stated car with 8 quarts of oil instead of 11

Before this I had no issues.

The cam scoring may be due to contamination on the feeler guage during backside method of valve adjustment. I kept it pretty clean however and since it is only #6 exhaust I can't believe this was the cause.

Was 8 quarts of oil way too low? The oil pressure was fine.
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