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Old 23 Nov 2011, 12:09 pm   #9 (permalink)
Kevin Bottorff
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Default Re: Oil leak around distributor after O-ring replacement

"hls" <hls@nospam.nix> wrote in
news:1IidnT1s8P7bZ1HTnZ2dnUVZ5vGdnZ2d@giganews.com :

>
> "Nate Nagel" <njnagel@roosters.net> wrote in message
> news:jahfcq060j@news4.newsguy.com...
>> On 11/22/2011 07:30 PM, hls wrote:
>>>
>>> "muzician21" <muzician21@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:5ca2e0e2-e6ae-4e7c-8157-050cb44ca575@l24g2000yqm.googlegroups.co
>>> m... 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.
>
>


last time I tried to get a dist part it was unavailable unless you were a
rebuilder. KB
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