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Old 06-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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LS3 Oil Consumption Gone Since Cam Install. Typical?

Prior to installing my JRE Rough Idle Blower cam at 34k miles I would go through just about one quart of oil between oil changes. Since the cam upgrade I'm seeing no measurable oil consumption. I'm assuming the CompCams valve stem seals are responsible for this improvement.

Has anyone seen similar results getting rid of the OEM valve stem seals?


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Nothing else changed? Did it smoke before?

Generally the GM seals do a pretty good job of keeping things tight inside as far as oil leaks. Didn't add a catch can or anything like that?
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Nothing else changed? Did it smoke before?

Generally the GM seals do a pretty good job of keeping things tight inside as far as oil leaks. Didn't add a catch can or anything like that?
I did add a catch can quite a while before I did the cam. No smoke, plugs looked perfect.


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It's because it was touched by the hand of Gawd! Lol
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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It's because it was touched by the hand of Gawd! Lol
That would definitely explain it! LOL


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Old 06-29-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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It's because it was touched by the hand of Gawd! Lol
Wait! Since I did all the work was that meant as a compliment? Wow! Thanks, but I'm really not *that* good


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Maybe red lining on the dyno a few times finally seated those rings.
Hell, I dunno Just glad its no longer losing oil.
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Maybe red lining on the dyno a few times finally seated those rings.
Hell, I dunno Just glad its no longer losing oil.
Oh I'm definitely not complaining Just curious mostly.


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