<VV> oil leak

Scott beaminscott at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 19:38:15 EDT 2020

Just to mention a thought, a member in the local Club had something similar
where we could not find the leak. The location and circumstances sound very
similar to yours. Upon disassembly he found a cracked cylinder that was the
source of the leak. It was also on a turbo engine.

Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2020 20:11:27 +0000

> From: James Cuneo <jamescuneo at hotmail.com>
> To: "virtualvairs at corvair.org" <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
> Subject: <VV> Oil leak
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> Turbo on 140 engine.
> So, I was a quart down on oil and had no dino oil. So, I added a quart of
> full synthetic 5-30 knowing I was going to change the oil soon. Within 20
> minutes while driving I began to smell burning oil. Coincidence? Changed
> oil to dino 10-30, still smell.
> Upon inspection I see oil dripping slowly from between the cylinder and
> cylinder head, onto the pushrod tubes of #5 and #3 cylinders, then onto the
> ex. manifold.
> This roughly coincides with where the turbo drain oil enters rocker galley.
> Could it be an o-ring behind the pushrod guide has begun to leak? Anyone
> have this happen before? It is not leaking from the pushrod o-rings or
> valve covers or top cover or turbo drain plumbing.
> I can see no other leaks or routes that leaking oil could take.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Jim C.   707-326-6220
> NorCal
> 65 corsa 140/turbo

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