Where’s my oil going ??? (UK)
Posted January 24, 2007 - 09:31 AM
I’ve loosened off the banjo bolt on the head and this leaks oil, so it looks like the pump is working.
Any ideas ?
I’ve been told that it’s possible an O ring between the two crankcase halves could have disintegrated and neatly wedged itself somewhere inaccessible.
Could I blow it out from the outside and flush the system or is it an engine strip down.
Alternatively, I could fill the engine with sulphuric acid and leave it a few days …….….
Posted January 24, 2007 - 09:55 AM
Good luck with your cocktail
Posted January 24, 2007 - 11:46 AM
Ok, if that's not the answer, here's what I would do. First, check the oil strainer coming out of the frame. You never know what's going on with that. If that's not it, take off the outside oil return line you describe above. Blow it out to makle sure there aren't any clogs. Then, start the motor and see if oil flows out of the hole. It should shoot out. If not, then you have an internal problem.
Are you serious about the acid? Good lord, man! The other option would be to split the cases and see what's going on.
Posted January 25, 2007 - 02:49 AM
Getting the job done in 2 minutes would be great but my local power station wouldn't give me any waste. As for the Sulphuric Acid.... I don't want to spill any on the garage carpet.
I did take off the oil return pipe from the bottom next to the gear shift and ran the engine, but nothing is coming out. Almost certain there's a blockage between the pump and the outside.
I think you're right Rich..... a split case. Just wanted to know if anyone had experienced this and found a way of sorting it out.
Posted January 25, 2007 - 07:03 AM
Hope this helps