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by hemijohn
Wed Dec 03, 2003 7:35 am
Forum: Crate Hemi Engines
Topic: crate hemi problems
Replies: 30
Views: 30803

Oil can still seep past the tubes....at least it did on mine. My business is restoring musclecars and selling them. I finish a car, put some miles on it, work out any bugs and sell it. I put 300 miles on a 71 hemicuda that I put a 472 crate motor in. The new owner put betwenn 200 and 300 miles befor...
by hemijohn
Tue Dec 02, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Crate Hemi Engines
Topic: crate hemi problems
Replies: 30
Views: 30803

Sorry to hear you are still having problems with your hemi. As for the anti-freeze leak from the head gasket, check to make sure they have been torqued correctly. It is an iron head motor...right? The hemi, by design will seep oil into the cylinder and smoke. Milodon sells seals that go around the s...
by hemijohn
Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Crate Hemi Engines
Topic: crate hemi problems
Replies: 30
Views: 30803

You are right, Hemi's are alot of work . We all know they are a bear to live with...fouled plugs, zero gas milage, constant tuning, etc. For some reason, the new crate motor is louder than it should be. I currently own 6 hemi cars, four with solid lifters and the two crate motors that are not solid....
by hemijohn
Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: Crate Hemi Engines
Topic: crate hemi problems
Replies: 30
Views: 30803

The rear main was leaking in my 426, and it wiped out the clutch. The 472 was leaking from the oil pump and the timing chain cover. I had to wait four months to get my 472 because I was told they were working out some defects....they should have worked harder. I have friends that bought crate hemis ...
by hemijohn
Mon Sep 22, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Crate Hemi Engines
Topic: crate hemi problems
Replies: 30
Views: 30803

I have 2 new crate hemi's... a 426 and a 472. Both have very loud valvetrains and both leaked oil. The 472 had three broken rocker arm studs after about 50 miles of driving. Through the years I had owned 8 original hemi cars and had no problems at all. two crate hemis and problems with both.
by hemijohn
Sun Apr 13, 2003 7:15 pm
Forum: Crate Hemi Engines
Topic: Crate hemi valve train noise
Replies: 2
Views: 4607

Crate hemi valve train noise

I have two crate hemi's, a 465 and a 525. both motors have noisey valve trains. has anyone else had this problem?