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yulw yulw is offline
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911SC Oil Leak

Help Please! I have a 1978 911SC with a recently rebuilt engine that is leaking oil onto the heat exchangers and creating smoke. It appears to be leaking oil from between the cylinder head and camshaft housing of the two most forward cylinders (#1 & #6, I believe). I cleaned off all the oil residue and tightened the nuts on the valve covers and have not noticed any leaks from the valve covers. The drip off the backside of the camshaft housing persists, even when the engine is not run for an extended time.

My guess is that the nuts holding the camshaft housing to the clyinder head need to be re-torqued. Any suggestions? Is it possible to remove the lower valve covers and torque the nuts without removing the engine? Is it possible that the leak could be coming from above?

Last edited by yulw; 10-02-2005 at 09:04 PM..
Old 10-02-2005, 12:33 PM
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