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terry jones
Raleigh, North Carolina
(8 posts)

12/29/2019 01:44PM

Main British Car:
74 MGBGT (now) mildly warmed over B. Coming soon 95 3.4!

No Leaks (I hope)
Posted by: teejay
Date: May 25, 2020 11:02AM

Hello, I would like to insure (as much as possible) that the new 3.4 build does not leave too
many puddles on the floor. I have the Haynes Manual and would like to know what you would
recommend in addition to the information in there for preventing leaks at all the new seals--heads,
oil pan, front crank, rear main, etc.
Thanks for your help!

Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(187 posts)

08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'03 Jaguar XK8 Jaguar 4.2

Re: No Leaks (I hope)
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: May 25, 2020 02:02PM

Only one I had on mine was at the rear "valley" in the center of the intake manifold. Mine was a new crate engine, and I installed the Edelbrock intake and Bill Guzman's top section.

Jim Nichols
(2058 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: No Leaks (I hope)
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 25, 2020 04:16PM

Don't forget the O ring on the distributor!.

Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(800 posts)

02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: No Leaks (I hope)
Posted by: 88v8
Date: May 26, 2020 04:17AM

If the engine has mileage on it, check the rotating surface of the front seal.
If the crank has a groove worn in it, it can be Speedi-sleeved to get a new surface for the seal to run on.

Had to do this with my Rover V8.


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