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Des Yates
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I took our 1946 8 for her first long drive(90 miles) since we got her the other week and two things happened.  Firstly we almot used a whole sump of oil and secondly I noticed a significant oil leak apparently coming out of the clutch bellhousing drain hole.  Is it possible and common for oil to leak out the back of the engine?  I am at a loss to find the source.

Idid fill the gearbox in the morning of the run so if it had not been for the major loss or use of oil Iwoudl have put it down to that. 

I am at a bit of a loss to explain that amount of oil leaking out of the back of the engine.


June 4, 2017 at 11:50 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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