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  • #16
    Nate...
    I cleaned the covers and prepped them for the treatment (whatever that is[?]) I worked on Lloyd's transtar today and am going to get up early tomorrow anr build the die to make the seal retainer part...
    Hopefully I will get somewhere tomorrow...
    Later...
    Jeff[8D]


    quote:Originally posted by N8N

    Hey, I know you work on the squeaky wheel principle... Damn car is too nice not to drive (took it on the highway for the first time today, tracks very nicely at an indicated 70 and doesn't heat up at all! woo hoo!) but it is marking its territory very badly. I've lost a quart in maybe 100 miles, and most of that seems to be laying on the front crossmember.

    nate

    (I'm a PM so I do the same thing a lot of the time)

    (squeak, squeak, squeak <G&gt

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    • #17
      I was told that by drilling a 1/8 inch hole on the bottom inside of the cannel that holds the felt seal in the front cover. I tried it on my 51 commander and it has not leaked since. I believe how it works is to let the oil drain back to the pan instead of out.

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      • #18
        I have heard that as well. It certainly makes sense, although it would only work with a good felt that wasn't all gummed up. I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet, although I will need to replace the front seal on both of my cars at some point in time.

        nate

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