R: [ROVERNET - UK] Leaky TC
Ruotolo Gianluca (MERCATO STAFF)
gianluca.ruotolo at enel.it
Wed Jan 23 16:02:23 GMT 2008
I had to change the tappet cover gasket for a little oil leak, and so did two friends of udine on their 2000 Tc.
In one case, there was a strong oil leak.
The gasket you can order in a rover parts shop is made of cork, mine was hand made of "guarnital", a kind of plastic rubber.
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Inviato: mercoledì 23 gennaio 2008 16.45
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Oggetto: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] Leaky TC
The leak cannot be coming from there, that plate seals the water
passages, not oil.
You either have the o-ring seal between the cylinder head and block
leaking, or a badly leaking valve cover gasket. The latter is
trivial, but the O-ring requires replacement by pulling the cylinder
head. From the amount you describe, I suspect (hope) it is just the
valve cover gasket that is at fault.
>My '68 TC has developed a strong oil leak that appears to originate
>from the "Rear cover plate" (528106) at the back of the cylinder
>head. It's bad enough that I lose half a quart of oil every couple
>weeks, and am getting lots of oil slicks on my driveway. Is this a
>familiar problem for anyone? Is it a typical TC problem? In any
>case I'm looking for the "joint washer," i.e. gasket, (566850) that
>goes under the plate, although I guess I can make one if I have to.
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