> Last week I change to a 5-50 syn lube for the Spit. As suggested by the list.
> This week my oil leak seems worse. I climbed under today to clean things up
> to try a pin point it. There was oil covering the bottom of the timing cover,
> the oil pan itself, maybe a little oil around the dipstick( can the felt
> washer be bad?) , there was evidense of oil on the exhaust pipe, and some on
> the transmission. The valve cover seems dry but there was evidence of oil
> towards the back of the head. After cleaning it up I ran the car for about 10
> minutes and didn't see anything. The car is now sitting with newspaper under
> it to try and find the drips. Where do I begin? Should I start with the oil
> pan gasket(1 year oldbut I might have over tightened it)? One other thing I
> noticed is that it seems to drip more when parked on a hill with the nose up.
> Someone suggested that I might be looking at a rear main seal? Any
> suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Hans Mentzen
> 79 Spit
Here's my 2 centavos worth.
Suspects are: Timing cover seal or the pulley may be worn where the seal
You may be experiencing enough ring blow-by that the crankcase is
pressurizing and forcing oil out various places.
Loose pan bolts (yes they can back off)
Bad pan gasket
Bad Timing Cover Gasket
Bad seal on the valve cover gasket
All of the above
None of the above
Some of the above
If you find it let me know. That may be the same place mine is leaking.
Joe '63 Spit