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Originally posted by 82SC
this may be a dumb question but could someone, post rebuild use the case breather hose and pressurize the case to see if there are any obvious leaks?

Problems with this that immediately come to mind is that the case is not heated so it may not reveal all leaks

I guess one would have to plug up all oil lines...and I would guess that leaks by the cylinders would be minimal...

I've thought of this question for a while and haven't come up with a good answer. Seems like it would work. My question though is oil is made to move in a particular direction inside the engine. If you just presurized the engine, what damage could you do to some of the relief values internal to the engine. Probably nothing but I dont' know. Some of the experts would have to chime in. Had I built the engine right the first time, I wouldn't have had the problem.
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