I like both those terms. Besides, with LBC's, it's somewhat expected, isn't
it? Takes us back to the old saying that if your British car isn't leaking
oil it's a worse sign than if it is leaking - because that means it's OUT of
oil! Cheers, JD
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Westerdale, Bob [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: September 1, 2000 10:41 AM
> To: 'Phil Ethier'; John Cowan; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: TR4 jacking - watch out!
> Aw C'mon.... They all leak, right from the factory. A bigwig in the Brit
> Leyland Service organization I once knew explained that all their cars
> exhibit a degree of " Controlled Seepage" and that it was perfectly
> I think maybe a more appropriate term might be
> "Active Undercoating".
> I would be curious to know if John Cowan's leak developed after he
> filled the pumpkin.
> (not trying to be rude here...) When you jack up the car at the rear and
> fill up the diff, I think you get a bit of an overfill, because of the
> nose-down attitude. When you return to level, static laden, the higher
> level may very well be reaching the back of the pinion's oil seal.
> less than a perfect seal is going to let a bit 'o 90W drool out on the
> garage floor. I just can't see the axle tubes developing a leak at the
> Pumpkin casting interface because of a jacking exercise. Think of the
> stresses on this junction when you are spinning the wheels on a bumpy
> potholed 'road'. I doubt the jack-leak connection... (JMHO)
> Bob Westerdale
> Knee deep in kitty litter
> What say you, listers? Did this happen to anyone else?
> From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
> > The shop manual says jacking on the pumpkin is ok, but in my case
> >caused the diff to leak.
> Phil Ethier Saint Paul Minnesota USA
> 1970 Lotus Europa, 1992 Saturn SL2, 1986 Chev Suburban, 1962 Triumph TR4
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