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Re: [T3] ACK! What did I do????

As a number of people suggested, it was the gasket.

Learned a little something here. I didn't realize that so much oil is
thrown up into the valve cover. I figured that since there is only a film
of oil whenever you pull the cover off that only a small amount makes it
into the area. 

I assumed that if a lot of oil was being thrown into the cover you would
have more residual oil when you opened it up. With the amount of oil that I
had leaking I was sure something else had to be going on.

This time when I opened the cover to check the problem, I took a careful
look at things. I now realize that the pushrod tubes bottom edge meets the
bottom edge of the cavity and the slight downward angle of the tubes allows
the oil to drain back to the case.

As they say, learn something new everyday.

Thanks to everyone,

> From: Per Lindgren <lindgre@online.no>
> To: Bill Niles <beel@avicom.net>
> Cc: T3 List <type3@vwtype3.org>
> Subject: Re: [T3] ACK! What did I do????
> Date: Saturday, July 17, 1999 3:41 PM
> Seems to me, Bill, you didn't get your gasket sealed up properly. Make
sure the
> gasket is of the correct thickness, and just do the job again. Also make
> you don't ; cavities or pits on the gasket surfaces of both the
head and
> cover.
> PerL
> 73 Wagon
> Bill Niles wrote:
> > Cars been running just fine but I figured it was time to do a valve
> > adjustment.
> >
> > Went out to do the adjustment this morning and everything seemed to go
> > fine. I only had to do minor adjustment to a couple of the exhaust
> > that seemed to be a bit tight.
> >
> > So 45 minutes later, adjustments done and the car starts up just fine
> > is running very smooth.
> >
> > This afternoon we took it for a little drive in the hills. We drove
> > 30 miles and it ran great until on the way back into town the oil light
> > came on. After we pulled into the drive I got out and looked under the
> > back. Quite a bit of oil seems to have leak out from the right-side
> > cover.
> >
> > I'm still letting it cool down before I go out and pull the valve cover
> > off.
> >
> > What could have happened? I didn't have a single leak before this.
> >
> > Anyone have any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Bill
> > '64 notch 1500
> >
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