Distributor seal

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Rolling Stone
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Distributor seal

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Has anyone ever experienced an oil leak from the distributor shaft due to the rubber seal?I have an oil leak and I CANNOT find where it is coming from,it seems to be the distributor area,I only get the leak when putting the engine under load around a track,running it in the garage even at high revs doesnt show anything.I replaced the oil pressure sender unit fitting etc,and thought I had it fixed.I took the car to local speedway for a few hard laps and the oil is there again sitting on the top of the engine by the distributor shaft area,fittings all seem OK...its a puzzle,Man!!that synthetic oil goes everywhere like water :evil:
tiagosantos
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Re: Distributor seal

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Have you double checked your oil cooler (if its in the "stock" location)? I had a similar leak last year and thats where it ended up being..
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Re: Distributor seal

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Yes - I have had my distributor leak. I confirmed it by wrapping the shaft of the dist with paper towels and securing them with a zip tie. After the next session, the paper towel was wet, but otherwise the case was dry.
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Rolling Stone
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Re: Distributor seal

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tiagosantos wrote:Have you double checked your oil cooler (if its in the "stock" location)? I had a similar leak last year and thats where it ended up being..
I dont have stock cooler :P
Rolling Stone
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Re: Distributor seal

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Well I have ordered a shaft seal and picking it up Wednesday,then back to the speedway track.I phoned my local speedway and asked the guy could I pay and go around the track a few times testing a F1200,he gave me the gate lock code and said off you go,and I had the track to myself!!!!gotta get him a case of beer :mrgreen: Was there today thats how I found the oil leak was still there,thought it was cured :shock:
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