[ROVERNET - UK] Oil Leak

A.G. Opstal van agOpstal at poelmann.nl
Wed Oct 19 13:13:01 BST 2005


I would first take the easy way.
Clean the area with thinners or petrol
and let dry. Then you should be able to 
establish where the oil is coming from.

When the oilpumpcover has been removed
yes you should pack the pumphouse with
petroleum jelly. It is the only sure way 
to get pressure. The other way is the rod
in the electric drill which is temporarily
inserted in place of the distributor.

I have used both methods either alone or
in conjunction. When only using the
electric drill method it can take a lot
of time to get pressure if getting any 
at all.


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[mailto:rovernet-bounces at lyris.ccdata.com] Namens Ray Wilkins
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Onderwerp: [ROVERNET - UK] Oil Leak

I have found a slow oil leak around the pump/filter
area. The surrounding area is pretty oily but its hard
to exactly pinpoint where the oil is coming from. Its
not enough to affect my oil level to any great degree
but when the car has stood for a while small puddles
will appear directly under the front crossmember.

My first thought is to change the oil filter and the
oil to see if that is the problem. If not, then I'll
remove the oil pump cover and change the gasket
between the cover and the oil pump body and clean up
the surfaces if necessary. If that is the case is
there anything I need to look out for? Is it
imperative that I clog the gears on reassmbly with
petroleum jelly (as it states in the ROM) to ensure
the pump primes itself. Any help would be appreciated.

Ray Wilkins
1976 P6B
Melbourne Australia

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