Sunday, September 26, 2010
327 - Firing Up Our Fuel Injected 327 - Strike One
Strike One! It didn't start. Ty & Bonnie T., Dennis & Annette K. and Dewayne & Jane J. joined Gerri & I for the first attempt to start the 327 Corvette. This is one of many video's Gerri took throughout the day but it gives you a general idea of how things went. The video is about 3 minutes long so if you're on a slow connection you may want to pass.
A more disturbing issue exists though. During the prefiring preparations we ran the oil pump to make sure the engine was well lubricated. We found an oil leak and it appears to be coming from this oil galley plug (double click on the photo for a good look). This plug, when installed properly, requires sealant and 20 ft lbs of torque. If this is the source of the oil leak it will require removal of the head and that will require the removal of many other components. If you know how to tighten this plug without removing the head please be sure to let us know. I am not happy about this. More to follow.