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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: September 08, 2018 08:43AM

I have an alternator. This is a late model engine, but not sure of the engine year.

Are these easily self replaceable? If so, would need guidance on procedure.

I am going to scrub that area clean and then maybe take a stainless steel brush to it to see if the crack is more of a surface crack/scratch...

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: September 08, 2018 10:21AM

Scrub filter housing area with a soap solution or brak-leen and dry.
Give entire top a light dusting of baby or talcum powder.
Start it up and pinpoint the exact source of your leak.
The gouges under the bolt are my guess. Your old washer was evidently softer and the bolt tighter and it sealed. The other flaw, I think is the same as you see in any blower cover and is only visual.
Get a 8" or 10" flat file called a Mill Bastard, from your local hardware store and move it in ONE direction (away from you), holding it FLAT and see how easy it is to dress down that imperfection. My guess is 6-10 good swipes and it's problem solved. Pick up a file cleaning card while you're there as aluminum will load up the file teeth quickly.


'29 Ford Model A Tudor
'61 700 Lakewood 110 4 speed
'69 Monza Convert. 140 Auto.
'70 Dodge Challenger R/T 440 4 speed

Been aircooled since 1973
Northwest Ohio

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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: September 10, 2018 01:31PM

The scratches in the housing at the bolt hole proved too deep for the lapping compound. Still leaked after trying that first.

Next, I used a tiny amount of JB weld epoxy original kind, and gave it 30+ hours to cure. This worked to close the leak on the bolt hole adapter. THANKS!!

The "cracks" visible in the top of the housing are NOT leaking, I cleaned them up some with a stainless steel toothbrush. I can't reach good in there to get a file on it... i'm thinking of taking the dremel with a stainless steel brush to sand down the crack further ?-- one of the cracks is almost entirely gone just with the stainless brushing. the other one is a little deeper.

I haven't brought the car up to full temperature yet either, I only started it up for a couple of minutes in the garage to check for the leaks. so far ok.

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 10, 2018 03:50PM

Good deal, they usually leak right away if they are going to leak. Just keep an eye on it. Then give a good close look at the next filter change.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: September 10, 2018 03:55PM

Glad to hear you are not leaking there anymore. My thoughts were, I never liked or trusted those filters with the copper threaded insert. Seems like a good place for a failure. My $.02, FWIW...

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: September 10, 2018 05:22PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> Pick up a file cleaning card while you're there as
> aluminum will load up the file teeth quickly.


Not trying to be insulting to anyone here, but I can almost say for sure some guys don't know what a file card is. If you don't have one, the are a good thing to have. I have had guys give me the deer in the headlights look when I mention them. Even chainsaw files load up.


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J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Oil leak after oil change
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: September 11, 2018 08:43AM

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Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA



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