In a message dated 95-12-06 10:51:09 EST,
>With this vast brain trust at my disposal I could not resist taking the
>easy way out by asking the group, selflessly allowing me more driving time.
> On my 71 GT6, the Strombergs within the last 5 months can't seem to
>their oil. Every week I check the them and one is basically empty and the
>close to dry. The only thing I have done to them in recent times is change
>diaphrams. I also spray massive amounts of carburator cleaner (Berrymans) on
>regular basis through them with the engine running.
> I am using the "SU Dash Pot oil" sold by Moss. Is it too thin? Is
>some king of seal or o-ring on the bottom I can't see? Any ideas how it gets
>so fast. I had no probems when I using 30 wt in the summer and ATF in the
>winter for years and it stayed in. I Help before oil prices go up and I
>afford to oil the carbs.
When my car was new in '64 I used 20W oil, which is what I recently read in
some manual was proper. However, when I tried to find 20W oil several years
ago, I had real difficulty finding it. I finally gave up and bought the
stuff you have. It has worked fine for about 3 years now - so I don't the
oil is the problem. Are u allowing the called for 1/4" clearance at the
bottom of the filler cap -- i.e. when the oil is in the cylinder, the piston
should meet resistance about a 1/4 inch before it is seated and ready to be
screwed tight. Otherwise I don't know what it could be unless u have a leak
somewhere. Hope this helps. Anyway please let us know for future reference.
Art Kelly '64 TR4 CT33118L