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    So I have installed a new cam gasket with RTV which helped very much as the other gasket had gotten wet/dried wrinkled. I was having oil only when shut down come on left side of fly housing down to center. I have snugged the pan bolts as rebuilder suggested and still have this. It really is not bad per say but how can oil come when car hasn't been started going on two weeks and has sat at a decline???? I wonder what it will do on a flat surface? Oil is below full mark. I ran my hand all around to see if it was migrating from else where but seems its coming straight down. I bought a dye kit that I will try in a couple of days. Thoughts??

  • #2
    Did you check if rear main drain tube is plugged and condition of slinger on crank ? some residual oil may linger. Also looks like the cork is allowing oil to get by. Sometimes red, blue rtv's won't seal and gasket shellac or permatex may be needed.In our shop, we sometimes use aviation gasket or black silicon adhes sealant. Interesting oil is not draining behind inspect. plate. Pan gaskets at ends need to be sealed at intersections.
    Last edited by plyfor; 06-12-2017, 01:55 PM.

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    • #3
      RTV was added to the cam gasket only. This is a fresh rebuild so I have never dropped the pan. I'm assuming cork is allowing it but just a hunch...

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      • #4
        Hey, I have the perfect cure for that. Place it on a transport with my address on the tag and send it out here to me. I will take very good care of it and see to it that no one ever sees that seepage again. Unless they crawl under it, of course.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #5
          Wiz...you will have to wait. Getting ready to spray the cab and bed. I want to make sure it's pretty for ya!

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          • #6
            Drop that shield down
            clean it up with a can of brake kleen.. blow it off and retest leave the shield off for now

            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • Beauford
              Beauford commented
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              You want me to retest it by just letting it sit? Thats all its been doing....

          • #7
            You need to trace it back to the source, maybe a little insp mirror will help once you clean everything up and leave the shield off.

            It's very possible that it might be the rear pan cork along the cap from where its leaking dead center in front of the shield.
            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • #8
              Busy at the moment. LOL........

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              • #9
                agree with Mitch. And If it is leaking just sitting for 2 weeks i wonder if the valve chamber is somehow full of oil and it is draining out somehow, perhaps via the tube to the rear main

                I should clarify this. They oil is supposed to leak down the tubes to the mains and cam, but perhaps those tubes are partially blocked leaving a lot of residual oil in the valve chamber
                Last edited by tbirdtbird; 06-12-2017, 09:29 PM. Reason: clarification

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                • Beauford
                  Beauford commented
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                  putting on a new manifold and intake so in the process I will take a peak at valve chamber.

              • #10
                I can't seem to get excited about that leak........................
                Paul in CT

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                • Beauford
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                  Paul....do I need a bigger one? HAHAHA

              • #11
                If they don't leak a little they are over restored

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                • #12
                  My Model A doesn't leak, it marks it's spot!
                  You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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