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Chain cover return

Originally Posted by baloo View Post
has anyone ever tried returning the oil to the side of the case rather than from underneath? if nothing else, this would prevent complete drain out of oil if the bottom fitting were hit or just leaking.
it would depend if there is enough side clearance to drill and tap into the crankcase.
I return mine to the left side chain cover. Coincidentally, I was just out in the garage doing the start up for the first time since reinstalling the engine. I can't pump enough oil from the turbo through my electric pump without it pushing past the bearings to the exhaust side. I used to run a catch can, but figured I'd try this first. Catch can = more clearance issues. Oil return is such a PITA.

Patrick E. Keefe
78 SC
Old 11-01-2014, 12:18 PM
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