Oil puddle inside intake manifold?

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  1. Ineedav8

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    I was told I should start looking into rebuilding a new motor or do a motor swap after a friend saw the puddle ? Car has a breather set up and doesnt smoke or have any blow by compression checked out average is it normal? I originally thought it was excess water from scrubbing the intake for prep of paint that i missed but a paper towel determined that wasnt the case
     
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    Do you have aftermarket valve covers on your engine?

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    Stock besides the shaving i dont think theres baffles tho..
     
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    The lack of baffles will cause your problem. When you say it has a breather setup do you mean the factory configuration?

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    Need to install those then. And nope just a breather vented in the engine bay
     
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    Whoa! The baffles are not going to make a difference then. You should hook up the factory system the way it is suppose to be with a PCV valve. But if neither port from the valve covers is hooked up to the intake then you do have a problem. There really is only one other way for the oil to get in there. And the engine is probably wounded. Difficult to say for sure without standing there touching it.

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    Why is that so? May cars run breathers ?? And compression checks out fine
     
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    OK. Do they all have oil in the bottom of the intake? In there is only so many ways for that oil to get there. Also you're not making any horsepower with open element breathers. So why do it?

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    It was cleaner and i went from a catch can set up to breathers all in the effort of making my engine bay cleaner as well as me breaking my original pcv valve lol