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Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: dedwinson ()
Date: September 12, 2020 05:19PM

I know I should have checked but I think my oil slinger is on backwards. Trying to put the distributor back in and I can’t get it in. Looking down the hole I see the slinger partially covers the gear on the crank. I think I put the slinger in backwards.

The “cup” of the slinger should be facing the balancer not the block.

Can you guys confirm? Can I get away with removing the balancer and popping out the seal to flip the slinger, or am I biting the bullet and have to remove the front oil assembly to flip this around?

Dave Edwinson
Doing Vairly well in Minnesota
'66 Vert 140HP




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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: September 12, 2020 05:36PM

I am not sure how to describe it but the top part of the slinger faces away from the distributor gear. Page 6-32 of the 1965 Chassis shop manual shows a picture of it installed properly. If indeed you have it backwards plan on eating bullets.

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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: dedwinson ()
Date: September 12, 2020 05:42PM

Thanks. I just found that too. I swear I looked up and down the manual and didn’t see that. Hard to split pages well with gloved oily fingers.

F Me.

I am hoping the opening for the oil seal is big enough to sneak out the slinger and flip it without removing the entire housing. Naturally I filled the engine with fresh oil JUST before putting the distributor in. Drained the oil but looks like a quart is still in there and bound to pour out when I remove the housing.


Note this is a clean rebuild so everything is clean and fresh.

Dave Edwinson
Doing Vairly well in Minnesota
'66 Vert 140HP




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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: September 12, 2020 06:55PM

dedwinson Wrote:
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> I am hoping the opening for the oil seal is big enough to sneak out the slinger and flip it without removing the entire housing.

Sorry. Housing has to come off to fix that. I have a slinger, seal and housing in front of me right now and the slinger is at least a 1/4" larger in diameter than the hole for the seal.

Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
65 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4
66 Corsa 140/4 w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza Convertible 110/4
66 Monza Convertible 140/4 A/C
65 Monza 4DR 140/PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T/5






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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 12, 2020 07:04PM

That would make sense since it's not a slinger as much as a shield. To cover the seal so oil spray doesn't over power it.

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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: dedwinson ()
Date: September 12, 2020 07:25PM

looks like a bit of a mess for me tomorrow then.

Dave Edwinson
Doing Vairly well in Minnesota
'66 Vert 140HP




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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: alphasud ()
Date: September 12, 2020 10:18PM

That’s a bummer. I hate when stuff like that happens! The 140 I’m running the person who “rebuilt” the engine I’m using as a temp donor doesn’t have the slinger. Oil pushes up into the distributor.

David North Idaho
1965 Corsa Turbo converted to 140
1971 Super Beetle with 2.5L Subaru engine
1965 Corsa mid engine project
1973 Mercedes 280 project

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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: REM654DPG ()
Date: September 12, 2020 11:35PM

Don't feel too bad about this one Dave. At least you put it on and didn't find it on the bench after the fact. Don't ask me how I know about that.

Regan Metcalf
Portland, OR

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Re: Oil slinger backwards?
Posted by: RobertC ()
Date: September 13, 2020 12:19AM

alphasud Wrote:
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> Oil pushes up into the distributor.

Actually that can happen if the bushing in the distributor housing is worn enough.

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