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    So I've been driving this car a week or two now, parked in garage it leaks no oil, go for a drive and come back and park it on driveway and it drips oil from the weep hole in the bell housing for 5 or 10 minutes after I return. Clearly leaking while running. Read some about clogged oil return line from the rear main bearing, and other issues regarding leak at bearing and/or seal. Have read other sources that say there is no actual rear seal, and not pressurized crankshaft oiling, so not sure about that. Was hoping it was a split seal that could be changed without pulling engine, but now not entirely sure about that. I think I have to start by pulling the cover and watching it run? Then probably drop the pan and check this return line I keep reading about. Loses about pint of oil over couple of days of driving. Was planning on ordering a gasket set anyway, not sure how old the ones in this are.

    While at it, looking for oil suggestions, have bought some Shell Rotella 15w40 based on suggestions at other sites, open to suggestions here.

  • #2
    Make sure your oil level is not over full.
    Check the crankshaft end play

    Did you see this?
    https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...1326#post41326
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      Also be sure the oil fill cap isn't pushed down enough to block the vent.
      Sometimes the 3 or 4 tabs get bent and allow the cap to get pushed down too far.
      Also check for excess blowby.

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