OIL LEAK

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Faylen
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OIL LEAK

Postby Faylen » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:17 pm

Having recently purchased my TA 14, I was surprised to see so much oil was dripping from beneath the engine/gearbox area.
I have been told this is to be expected due to the old type seals, which I can understand.
However if there is anything that can be done to reduce the leak, I would appreciate any comments.

RichardWallach
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Re: OIL LEAK

Postby RichardWallach » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:22 pm

Terry, is it engine oil or gearbox oil?

Richard
Melbourne

johnlayzell
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Re: OIL LEAK

Postby johnlayzell » Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:04 pm

High Mileage oils claim to have an additive which rejuvenates/swells seals. No personal experience, but do know of others (not Alvis) who report success.
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Faylen
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Re: OIL LEAK

Postby Faylen » Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:04 pm

I have not been under the car and cannot tell if engine or gearbox, plus if I did look I probably would not be able to tell as I am not mechanical.
The car is booked into my local garage on 19th Oct and I have asked him to look at it.

The high mileage oil sounds as if might help, provided I can at least reduce the leak a little.


Thanks for comments.


Faylen

RichardWallach
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Re: OIL LEAK

Postby RichardWallach » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:53 pm

Is the oil really dirty or relatively clean. Placing it between your fingers and holding a film will help tell. If relatively clean it is probably gear box oil. If my memory serves me correctly there is no seal at the input end. Oil is prevented from escaping (relatively speaking) by a reverse thread on the shaft that screws the oil backwards.


Richard
Melbourne

Faylen
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Re: OIL LEAK

Postby Faylen » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:49 pm

Thanks for all your comments

RichardWallach
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Re: OIL LEAK

Postby RichardWallach » Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:46 am

Terry,

Is there an outcome as yet?

Richard
Melbourne


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