[Healeys] Oil leak from rear of engine

rfbegani at gmail.com rfbegani at gmail.com
Wed Jan 5 07:28:03 MST 2022

I know there have been discussions on oil leak from the rear of the engine.
However, in reading through the archives I found this inquiry:


When I rebuilt my AH3000 engine, I fitted an after market rear seal.  

Unfortunately after I buttoned everything up and started the engine I 

discovered a troublesome oil leak.  So out came the gearbox, the clutch 

flywheel and the engine back plate.  Upon careful examination of the 

rear seal, I can find absolutely no leak.  However, there is oil weeping 

from the bearing cap that holds the cam in place.


Is this normal?  Can the bearing  be replaced with the engine in the car? 




Larry Swift



There were no responses to the inquiry.  So can the cap that holds the cam
in place be removed while the engine is in the car. Could the cap be sealed
from the outside with todays technology of sealants? Also, according to the
external engine diagrams in the moss catalog it does not show the back of
the engine or the cap.  


Looking for answers to my continued oil leak problems.




Bob Begani

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