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Oil leakage around rocker stands #2461196
03/04/18 10:46 PM
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I was pre-lubing my engine on the engine stand today. We noticed a lot of oil leaking out past the rocker shaft hold down. Never really noticed this before. Has anyone seen this or rectified it before?

I did take one of the stock hold downs and put an O ring between the shaft and the hold down. Stopped the leak on the top but there was still a leak between the pedestal and the shaft....

Re: Oil leakage around rocker stands [Re: SSDart] #2461198
03/04/18 10:49 PM
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Maybe it is time to check the shafts for out of round at the mounting holes work scope twocents Good find up
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Re: Oil leakage around rocker stands [Re: SSDart] #2461199
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Shafts are round I mic'd them at assembly. Max. .001 out of round. The O ring fix's the top. Just wondering if there is something I can try under the shaft between pedestal and shaft?

Its a 340...

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03/04/18 11:29 PM
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put a film of anerobic sealer on the pedestal. It won't come off & get in the oil.

Re: Oil leakage around rocker stands [Re: rickraw] #2461219
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Thanks Rick... Never heard of this sealer before. What is the consistency like? Does it get brittle like Loctite? Or is it closer to a silicone consistency?


Rick Have you ever tried using the Anaerobic sealer on the pedestals before?

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03/05/18 12:32 AM
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Use it sparingly. It gets hard when it cures and may need to be chipped off during disassembly. I've used it when I had tapered shims under the shafts.


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