[ROVERNET - UK] P6B oil pump troubles
J.HALL11 at COMCAST.NET
Tue May 16 05:07:35 BST 2006
Try putting a pint of transmission fluid ( red ) in the oil. Have had this
problem with several rovers that were unused for a long time. Drive the car
at moderate speed til it is hot. Then drain oil. Raise rear at least 2' for
10 or 15 min. Then the front for same time. Then put #10 HD oil in and drive
at least 20mi. Drain again and put in the oil normally used. Has always
worked for me. I left a 68 TC sitting for a year while doing a world tour.
Also before driveing the car after sitting idle, move it 1/2 wheel
revolution and let it sit in a warm place for a day. The grease usually
settles to the bottom and this will let it cover the bearings. I was in so.
cal. at that time and a hot place was no problem.
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