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    burning oil and leaking oil from oil filter area ( not the oil filter itself)

    I just swapped in a 97 motor with a rebuilt head into my 02 sc2 and it burns oil like made. I mean the thing smells like a 2 stroke. Also, from around what seems to be the oil filter, or that general corner of the motor, it leaks oil like mad, sometimes even spitting it out. I have done a compression test and everything checks out good. Any ideas?

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    You may have installed the left timing chain guide incorrectly. If the pivot bolt is put into the incorrect threaded hole, the guide will still kinda fit and function alright, but leaves the correct bolt hole in the head wide open to let oil out the back. I had this happen during my SOHC to DOHC swap.
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    I'm betting that might be it.
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    he didnt open the motor if i recall who this is, in which case he bought it used. id fix the oil filter leak and search for any others.

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    also is the smell coming from the exhaust or is it coming from the engine bay?

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    Oh, I thought I read head swap. Nvm.

    Next guess is warped valve cover or effed gasket.
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