Re: [OMC-Boats] oil leak....

From: BC Howk <bchowk@...>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 10:25:41 -0500 (CDT)
A few places

-Head gasket
-timing cover
-rear main seal

Check with your auto parts store but I believe they have oil additive that is flourescent (glows real bright under a black light) they make the stuff for just this occurance (need to track the source of an oil leak.


On Sep 20, 2009, jd <jdood@...> wrote:

Setting aside my carb fit issue, today's to do list has one thing
on it - figuring out how about 4 qts of oil ended up in my bilge
during my last outing! Everything seemed to be going well. Had
done a 20 min test earlier that day - no probs. Took it out for a
real run with the GF later that day. At one point the oil light
started coming on - turned off immediately and poked around back at
the engine. Oil all over the bilge area. But nothing obvious. A
small drip from one spot on the valve cover gasket - but really
small. It looked like just enough on the dipstick to get back with
so that's what we did later.

So now a week later the engine and bilge are all cleaned up (2 hr
messy job). And Im heading off to buy 4-5 qts of oil and go for a
little test run and see what I can see. I don't get how that
much oil could come out of the engine and it not be an obvious
thing. So hopefully with the cowling off I will be able to spot
it. Jeez - another close call - almost fried my engine.

So here's my question - just to see if I'm missing something. The
only places oil could be "leaking" out on the engine would be

- valve covers
- oil pan
- dipstick tube and / or fill tube where it connects to the block
- seal around base of distributor

right? am i forgetting somewhere?

Note to self: A black engine and a black bilge make it very
difficult to spot oil leaks on a bright sunny day. Hoping to be
able to paint my engine a lighter color this winter.

Jeff D
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