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Changing my Sig---Rant Mode On!!!
Posted 18 September 2003 - 08:39 PM
I have done two tranny changes this week. Last night I got the latest tranny in and took the car out drinking,,,er,,,for a test drive. Everything was great till this morning. Driving to the shop and my oil pressure drops off and the car starts to smell like burnt oil. And when I stop it starts to smoke pretty good. Popped the hood to find oil everywhere but no sign of a leak. Rev the motor up and I find the leak alright. Damn o-ring betwean the cam case and head has expired with extreme prejudice and is squirting oil when the pressure hits hard. So I got the extreme pleasure of resealing the passenger side cam case in a sea of oil spray,,,yummy,,,and of course being a flaming stupid idiot I managed to put the cam sprocket back on 180 degrees off. Suprisingly it ran. OK rant mode off,,,thanks for listening.
Posted 18 September 2003 - 08:48 PM
had one similar episode recently,
aquired a car that had an aftermarket oil press gauge.
about two weeks later i see a bit of a drip, the much more,
then its all over the place and rippling up the hood on the highway.
cant quite tell where its coming from, so i tear the whole front
end off, do the seals, and an aluminum radiator.
all back together, take it for a ride, see drips again.
same quanitity, but no clear leaks on the clean block...
stuck a web cam in a plastic bag, tape that to a stick, start the motor, and see the tiny plastic hose from the oil pump to the aftermarket gauge has a pinhole leak and its shooting a narrow stream of oil at the motor.....
*sigh* so it goes
"ya never know for sure, till its too late"
Posted 18 September 2003 - 09:00 PM
Posted 18 September 2003 - 10:32 PM
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