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tegdesign 03-30-2015 07:27 PM

Oil Drip
 
Hello All, noticed about an eye dropper worth of oil in my clean drip pan yesterday. I haven't tracked the location of the source, had guests on board so I'll need to go back and spend time down there and see if I can track it down. I just changed my air breathers, and fuel/water separators. Doubt that has anything to do with it.

I'm wondering if any amount of oil drip should be expected on my old engines? They have about 1200 hours on them.

Ronald 03-30-2015 08:12 PM

If you have a Ford Lehman 135 I can give you clues on where to look for a leak.

tegdesign 03-30-2015 08:16 PM

Looking at my post on my phone I see that signatures don't show. That's where I have my boat and engine spec listed. I have twin Volvo tmd41a engines. '1987

ancora 03-30-2015 08:48 PM

My Nova 36 has Volvo TMD40s and the starboard engine has developed a leak ( only when the engine is runnin')under the timing gear case. It is so slow a leak, I'm not all that worried about it.

Vashon_Trawler 03-30-2015 09:06 PM

My Volvo has only 500 hours but it is 12 years old. It developed a leak at the oil pressure sensor--nothing major but it was fixed. I originally thought the leak was coming from the timing case. I also replaced the oil pan gasket last year (whole engine came out).

tegdesign 03-31-2015 12:35 AM

thanks all! now i'm not so worried and have a couple specific places to look.

Yakobi51 08-18-2018 02:17 PM

I have twin ford Lehman 120 I have a oil leak now on both engine at the rear I read on your forum that it could be from a freeze plug on the end of the cam shaft, at first I thought it might be a rear seal. Does anyone know any thing about this I would like to get more information for my mechanic. Thank you Bill

kchace 08-18-2018 02:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yakobi51 (Post 690445)
I have twin ford Lehman 120 I have a oil leak now on both engine at the rear I read on your forum that it could be from a freeze plug on the end of the cam shaft, at first I thought it might be a rear seal. Does anyone know any thing about this I would like to get more information for my mechanic. Thank you Bill

There are several possible leak locations that could end up dripping at the rear of the engine. The two most common are the valve cover and the breather valve at the top of the valve cover. I would say a careful cleaning of the top and rear of the engine then a careful examination after each run will help pinpoint the location(s).

Ken

meridian 08-18-2018 03:46 PM

Brian at ADC said the rear seal normally doesnít leak, itís the freeze plug on the cam.

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