nova10sec said:What sounds more reasonable is that oil is leaking by the top of the valve covers. There is not much oil on the bottom side of the intake (compared to the valve covers). Although the lifters could sling it up there, I would doubt it is happening. If the valve cover gasket at the top is leaking (usually being to tight) it would allow oil past. Oil comes through the pushrods with a little pressure, will squirt on the top of the valve covers and run down.