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  • #16
    Don't overlook the distributor gasket as a leak source. This spring I did a complete reseal of the drivetrain on a 259 prepping it for the trip to Springfield. Upon return home after 3200 miles I noticed some dripping at the rear of the engine. The rocker covers and pan were perfectly dry but you could see oil was coming from the distributor base down the back of the engine. In my haste to get it running for the trip, I didn't replace that gasket. I'm sure when that gasket is replaced with a coating of Hylomar that leak will be stopped. I was losing about a quart per 1000 miles. Several small leaks can add up to a substantial loss!