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Thread: slight oil leak

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    Default Re: slight oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by dgapilot View Post
    To find oil leaks, the best method Iíve found is to clean the engine as well as you can and let it dry. Then use baby powder to cover the entire engine with a light coat of powder. Start and run for about 5 minutes and look for traces of oil in the baby powder. If there are no traces, repeat the 5 minute runs until the oil shows up. You just found at least one of the leaks! Once found, now figure out how to fix it.

    As for using solvent on the engine, if you have a dry vacuum pump, avoid getting solvent on the drive. They are plastic drives and the solvent could deteriorate the drive. Only applies to dry pumps.


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    Athletes foot spray works great for this as it's basically an aerosolized talcum powder. It dries leaving an even coat that's pretty resistant to sloughing off and any moisture will stand out on it.

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    Default Re: slight oil leak

    Quote Originally Posted by JPerkins View Post
    Athletes foot spray works great for this as it's basically an aerosolized talcum powder. It dries leaving an even coat that's pretty resistant to sloughing off and any moisture will stand out on it.

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    Never tried that! Good idea.


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    Default Re: slight oil leak

    I think I found my leaks. The oil return lines at the rubber hoses. Possibly the oil filler neck where it goes into the case.
    Question, how on earth do you get in there to tighten the hose clamps, and is that something as an owner, I can do? How about replace the filer neck gasket?

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