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I'm living perpetual paranoia that my engine will leak after reading all these bad news threads....

I think that there's a good chance something will leak. Don't freak out, it's just probable. My engine developed such high oil pressures that it just finds many places to seep out of. I put in the cam oil restrictors which hold the pressure at 20 PSI for every 1k.

Places where I had oil leaks of varying amounts:

1. Some of the delicate oil lines feeding the tensioners (didn't want to tighten too much)
2. Oil pressure switch (replaced a couple of times)
3. Crank-case breather hose
4. Thermostat
5. Flywheel seal
6. Intermediate shaft cover

I can live with some seepage (normal?) but being black flagged for oil dropping on your heat exchangers from the pressure switch and smoking is not fun. Especially since all you want to do is drive.

Oh well, live and learn.

Old 06-16-2004, 12:09 PM
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