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Old 03-30-2015, 07:27 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:12 PM   #2
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If you have a Ford Lehman 135 I can give you clues on where to look for a leak.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:16 PM   #3
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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
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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.
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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).
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:35 AM   #6
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thanks all! now i'm not so worried and have a couple specific places to look.
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