33 MGB Oil Leaks

July 31, 2009

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1 xfire7 July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

got a 67 b.Thx for …
got a 67 b.Thx for the tip :)

2 UnderseaCaveman July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

Great video…..
I …

Great video…..
I actually got the EVC leak problem. I am finally realizing the “big connection” and am going to change the filters/charcoal in the absorption canisters as smoke tends to come out of the Oil Filler cap rather than having a vacuum.

3 donthuis July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

The point about …
The point about leaks via the oil pressure tube is that at idle, when looking under the hood, it may NOT leak. While at the road at higher speeds and oil pressure it does, but the oil then leaves less traces. That’s why it took me more time to find.

4 vachief July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

thanks for the tips …
thanks for the tips…

5 MADDMANNIE04 July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

i have a big oil …
i have a big oil leak in my bmw e36, thanks john you gave me a good idea of where to start looking!!!

6 Maximxvmax July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

Excellent videos …
Excellent videos John. Thanks for sharing!

7 cowboyhat101 July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

I know that one of …
I know that one of my side covers is leaking oil. How difficult is it to change side cover gaskets? Anyone?

8 Gromit801 July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

I never use …
I never use silicone based sealant where oil can touch it. Oil eventually turns silicone into a stringy-goo. I use Permatex #2 for both sides of the oil pan gasket, side cover gaskets, filter head, and where the valve cover gasket meets the valve cover. Between the valve cover and the head, I use a liberal coating of anti-seize compound (seals and comes off easily for valve adjustment). I use silicone only around the cooling system.

I can proudly say my B has never leaked.

9 Gevans38 July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

Wow, that was …
Wow, that was informative. I’m gonna bookmark this page and use it for future reference. Thank you for providing this service to everyone. Not only does this great knowledge help MG owners, but Metropolitan owners, like myself.

10 M3addicted July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

very good!
Could …

very good!
Could you maybe make a video about the Weber DCOE carburettor?
I’m having some problems to fine-tune it…
Thanks a lot!

11 DaveGalligan July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

Another great video …
Another great video. John, I have a 73 MGB and just bought a 72 project car for my son. We have it running and use your “youtubes” all the time. Thanks for your great contributions!!!!!

12 hrsgroup July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

There is a pipe …
There is a pipe which goes from the oil filter into the side of the block, towards the rear of the block on the right side. The pipe screws into a hex-head fitting. I have an oil leak between this fitting and the block. I cannot determine if the fitting is threaded into the block, which means just tightening some more, or whether it is a press-fit into the block, which means applying a wrench to it could create more of a leak. Does anyone know how this fitting is attached to the block?

13 hrsgroup July 31, 2009 at 7:26 am

Great video on some …
Great video on some of the real basic places for oil leaks. Lok at these first before thinking about stripping the engine.

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