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How D R Y is your TC - this is almost a HATE question!!

PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:21 pm

.........................and i'll start 1st: 2 independant drops coming from the front right oil pan which turn into 6mm dia. once "dry" (12hrs) -------- after a rebuild and advice or assistance from a buddy (alfa mechanic) - i may add another 1/2 kg of torque!? sandy------------------ and as bugs says: aint i a stinker!!
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:47 pm

Engine is dry on both my cars but the +2 wants a Diff input seal doing and my Sprint keeps leaking from the Speedo drive in the gearbox :(

I know what you mean though, seems to be a constant fix one leak and another starts...... I guess it's the Lotus Anti corrosion system in full effect.
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PostPost by: stovekjj » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:31 pm

My TC is also 'oil' dry, but I have the same seepage on the transmission at the speedo cable. next try for that is a spray bandage !. oh, and I'm replacing a couple of diff seals right now.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:06 am

is it so many leaky engines and a certain portion of shame which we see here or are all the others dry???? sandy
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:46 am

Grizzly wrote:Engine is dry on both my cars but the +2 wants a Diff input seal doing and my Sprint keeps leaking from the Speedo drive in the gearbox :(

I know what you mean though, seems to be a constant fix one leak and another starts...... I guess it's the Lotus Anti corrosion system in full effect.

For the leak from speedo drive, is the Breather on the Gearbox blocked :?:
My Elan also had a leak and i discovered it was from the Mechanical Fuel pump. The flange on the Pump was bowed, so i had to file and rub it down flat. Oil had been leaking and running all the way down to the bottom of the Bellhousing. I thought at first it was the Lip Seal on the Crankshaft.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:09 am

alan.barker wrote:
Grizzly wrote:Engine is dry on both my cars but the +2 wants a Diff input seal doing and my Sprint keeps leaking from the Speedo drive in the gearbox :(

I know what you mean though, seems to be a constant fix one leak and another starts...... I guess it's the Lotus Anti corrosion system in full effect.

For the leak from speedo drive, is the Breather on the Gearbox blocked :?:
Alan

Thats a good call. I have "Fixed" the drive oil seal three times now and the leak seems to always come back, i thought it was because the drive assembly was so awkward to fit in situ but that would make sense if the breather was blocked. I will have a look Thanks.
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:45 pm

[quote="Grizzly"]Engine is dry on both my cars but the +2 wants a Diff input seal doing and my Sprint keeps leaking from the Speedo drive in the gearbox :(
Hi Grizzly
My modification speedo drive with oil seal:
p155.jpg and


Cheers Urs
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:41 pm

Hi ElanDNA,
Can you please explain what you did?
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:46 am

Since my complete rebuild of the S1 not a drop of oil on the garage floor. Of course, now that I said that something will start leaking......

On the other hand, the 72 Europa I'm restoring leaks engine and trans oil sitting on the dolly. Not for much longer!
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:15 pm

ElanDNA wrote:My modification speedo drive with oil seal:


I seem to remember fitting a paper gasket within the angle drive, which I don't see?
Maybe it goes between the drive and the brass fitting?
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PostPost by: ftsoft » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:02 pm

You mean there are Elans that don't leak!
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:53 pm

...........the last comment is more like the responces i was expecting! tbh i was expecting better from my alfa assistant! i mounted the impeller according to the posts i read here: so i maxxed the clearance between the impeller and the aluminum o-ring ring and now my engine would run for a week, idling along at 70 degree C! -- just for you folks who are close to that chore sandy 36 4982
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:56 pm

Grizzly wrote:Hi ElanDNA,
Can you please explain what you did?

Hi Grizzly
I let the picture talk:
p155-1.jpg and

Drill out the alluminium case and make a
centering. Thats all. Urs
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:06 pm

So Sandy, are you talking about a water leak?
I think most of us are comparing oil leaks :lol:
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:20 pm

oh yes oil leaks!! to be a bit naturalistic: we dont mind dog pee, we do mind dog manure however - i rebuilt the timing case etc.. incl. all new parts and NO leaks ----- its only my alfa buddy who claimed this and that, pure BS sandy
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