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RE: Oil leak update

To: "'James Harwood'" <>, <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Subject: RE: Oil leak update
From: "Frank Marrone" <>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 18:09:36 -0700
> Frank,
> Yes, that rubber cover in the engine plate is available from 
> Moss, part # 297-495


> Given that you said it disintegrated when you removed it, 
> there is a possibility that a leak from the oil-pan gasket 
> could be getting into the bell housing via that faulty cover. 
> Which would explain the presence of oil on the cotter pin.

Interesting, hadn't thought of that.  I'm skeptical but perhaps...

> I would suggest you order one of those covers, and perhaps an 
> oil-pan gasket. Clean out as much of the oil in the bell 
> housing as you can through the inspection hole then fit the 
> new cover. If that stops the oil from showing up on the 
> cotter pin, you should be able to rule out the crank seal. 
> Then you just need to fix the oil pan gasket :)

>Good luck,
>'74 B

Definitely good suggestions!  Thanks James.

By the way, does the engine need to be lifted to do the pan gasket?


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