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#1 Justin85

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:03 PM

Hello all,

 

Rain has stopped play but I appear to have a wee issue with my new-to-me 1275 MG Metro engined Mini.

 

The car has been stood in an unheated garage for 17 years. I'm in the process of fitting a new main loom as 17 years ago, the carb backfired and set fire to the foam insulation on the bulkhead and the wiring. It wasn't a big fire, but enough to melt the insulation and wiring across the bulkhead. The car was parked up and left. 

 

Whilst I'm waiting for the loom, I thought I'd drain the old, black oil out. I've turned the engine over with the plugs out and it turned over fine. I've just gone to fill the engine with oil and it's pouring out of the back of the engine. I can't see where exactly, but it's coming out around or just underneath the inlet manifold by the looks of it, and dripping down the back of the engine onto the driveway (I might be in trouble later!). 

 

Is there anything obvious around there that I should be looking at? I'll whip the rocker cover off when the rain stops and see if I can shed any further light. 

 

All help greatly appreciated! 

Cheers,

Justin. 



#2 panky

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:07 PM

Hopefully just the rocker cover gasket broken or out of position.



#3 nicklouse

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:13 PM

so it was pouring out as you filled? rocker cover gasket.



#4 cal844

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 01:40 PM

It sounds like its the rocker cover, are you sure it comes out below the inlet? I'd be checking the rocker cover gasket

#5 Cooperman

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 03:39 PM

Unless, er unless...... it's a genuine Cooper 'S' engine and one of the rear rectangular cam chest cover plate gaskets is split........just dreaming  ;D  ;D .



#6 Justin85

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:06 PM

Panic over! Just the cork rocker cover gasket, as suggested. Looks like it was twisted on the rear edge when it was fitted many years ago. 

New one added to my big pile of bits to order!

Along with some driveway cleaner :(  



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Posted 23 May 2020 - 08:11 PM

Panic over! Just the cork rocker cover gasket, as suggested. Looks like it was twisted on the rear edge when it was fitted many years ago.
New one added to my big pile of bits to order!
Along with some driveway cleaner :(


If it isn't cracked or broken try just refitting it better

#8 Quinlan minor

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 09:03 PM

 

Along with some driveway cleaner :(  

This stuff ain't cheap, but it's the D's Bs when it comes to cleaning up.

 

https://www.wisemani...lbuster-yellow/

 






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