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    Ok, I use to have a leak on left side facing engine on flywheel housing. It was do to a poor gasket. I RTV'ed new gasket and no leak. I moved chassis and tarped it so I can paint my body. It is parked on a decline nose down and I just get home from work and oil is on the housing face. The oil should be up front. How does this happen????

  • #2
    pictures may help us, help you
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      I'll post some this evening. Work time.


      • #4
        Seems this morning the leak had vanished....I have gremlins!


        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          make sure before you put the body on

      • #5
        That is for sure, Mitch....what a pain that would be. Painting tomorrow and will post pics. No laughing! Had a Mexican guy wanting to buy my Briggs...It clearly states it is only a body. Pictures show it is only a body. He comes by (very broken English) and asked where the rest is?? I shook my head and had to let my iPhone translate to him. What a waste of time.


        • #6
          Hmm, interesting. Whenever someone would buy a new Harley we would go out and dribble some oil on the ground under it.


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        • #7
          I just got off work and some more oil on housing. I did per James and tightened pan bolts. they actually had some play in them. Wiped it down and will check again. The car is nose forward facing down a does oil that is below "F" mark on dipstick get back there....


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