Scott W. Paisley wrote:
> Man, I can't seem to get ahead of the game right now. There
> is fuel in the oil. It's bad. It stinks. After just a few
> hours of running and attempts to tune, I have a pint of gas
> in the oil. At least this explains the poor oil pressure.
> Anyhoo, I think I've ruled out the fuel pump as the suspect.
Gee, you are really getting to learn about all the different
things that can go wrong when rebuilding an engine! Sorry to
hear about the latest tribulation.
Anyway, I have to believe that in order to get that much
gas into the oil, it would have to be a leaking fuel pump.
Remember, the fuel pump gets pumped at about a thousand RPM,
which, I assume, is faster than you can pump it by hand.
I presume that the leak is simply not occuring when you try
duplicating the problem on the bench, but is occuring in
the engine. It wouldn't take a very large leak to represent
a pint after a few hours of running.
If you still have the original pump, it is rebuildable; the
kit is about $19.95 from TRF. I'm in the process of rebuilding
a spare for myself.
> Or is it time to look at the carbs? The chokes are off. Could they
> be leaking fuel down the intake and into the sump? Where's all
> this fuel coming from? Time to rebuild the carbs?
About the only way that much unburnt fuel could get into the
engine from the carbs was if you had forgotten to put one of
the pistons in, and 1/6 of the fuel was simply running down into
the sump! Then again, if you had forgotten to put a piston
in one of the cylinders, that cylinder probably wouldn't draw
much air in! :-) :-)
Keep the faith! Remember what it felt like to drive the TR6
on a hilly, twisty road?
Believe me, when you're done, it'll be worth it. (Well, at
least if you don't encounter too many more problems. :-) :-))
'70 & '74 TR6 Daily Drivers
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