Engine Performance problem
1985 Dodge Truck V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles
I rebuilt the 318 engine I have in my truck, including sending it in to a machine shop to have it tanked and new freeze plugs put in. Every part inside of the engine is new, complete rebuild with the exception of the block and crank. Crank was turned, blocked hot tanked. Engine seems to be running ok but when I rebuilt the carb on it the darn thing is leaking like nothing I have seen before. I have verified multiple times it was the correct rebuild kit but it seems the three main gaskets in-between the parts are leaking (pumping gas all over in a matter of seconds. Carb is a Holey, and stock for this truck. I have replaced all the same parts and everything seemed to line up just fine while rebuilding it. I have taken it back off and tightened all the screws and yet it still leaks like the gaskets are not even there. The kit I bought did not have a new float and someone mentioned that may be the problem. Any help would be greatly appriciated as I need this thing running soon and I really don't want to have to tow it to a shop and spend even more money than I already have. This entire project started out just replacing a gasket in the engine and I found no place I could stop without causing more problems so any free info is needed. :)
have the same problem?
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 AT 10:39 AM