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Old 23 Nov 2011, 07:50 am   #8 (permalink)
hls
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Default Re: Oil leak around distributor after O-ring replacement


"Nate Nagel" <njnagel@roosters.net> wrote in message
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> On 11/22/2011 07:30 PM, hls wrote:
>>
>> "muzician21" <muzician21@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>> news:5ca2e0e2-e6ae-4e7c-8157-050cb44ca575@l24g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
>> On Nov 22, 6:56 pm, muzician21 <muzicia...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> 89 Cressida 7MGE engine. Was puking oil out around the distributor
>>> base. The old O-ring was flattened and brittle. Replaced with a Toyota
>>> OEM O-ring. Still getting leakage.

>>
>>
>> I should add, the leakage is much less but it's still leaking.
>>
>> *****
>> It can be easy to pinch that new O-ring sometimes.
>>
>> Also, could be that you are developing pressure inside the
>> crankcase. Malfunctioning PCV system, too much blowby,
>> etc could be a contributing factor.

>
> Alternately, is there excessive play in the distributor shaft? Might be
> time to have it rebushed, if you can find someone who still knows how to
> do that.
>
> nate


I have only had to do that once in my life, to take some
slack out of a worn distributor bushing. It was, however,
a piece of cake. Now, this was a simple Ford distributor
used in the big block engine, but the process was straight
forward and very easy to do.

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