[Healeys] Oil seeping from distributor tower

Simon Lachlan simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk
Mon Apr 4 07:56:39 MDT 2016

3000 MkII BT7...... 

I've been tidying up the engine compartment recently. Tightening up bolts,
replacing gaskets.......trying to cure the leaks and oozes so familiar in
these cars.

I've made progress, but one area is defeating me so far. It's the banjo
where the bolt holds the oil feed pipe to the distributor tower. I guess
that rules out all you non-mechanical drive tacho guys???

Anyhow, I took the bolt out and found a copper washer on either side of the
union. Much as I'd expected. These washers looked pretty tired so I replaced
them. Made no difference. I could get another half turn once the engine had
warmed up, but it still seeped. Not much but enough to annoy, once I'd spent
time, thought and energy on the issue.

So, I found a pair of red fibre washers. Good fit. I warmed them up in some
3-in-1 oil and used them in place of the copper. No good either. (I may get
another half turn once the engine's been warmed up again).

All the surfaces are nice and flat and there are no cracks anywhere.

Any suggestions would be most welcome.


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