TR2-4A push rod tube leaks
> Speaking of oil leaks, my TR3 weeps around the push rod
tubes. Any easy way of fixing that or do I live with it?
Anwer from Jack Drews
I know of several ways. Each has variable success.
1. Use JB Weld. Put a thin fillet of it around joint under spark
plug. Must remove paint first.
2. Do same around of top, inside valve cover. I don't like this
because sometimes it will come loose and get into engine.
3. Use Loctite green - it is the kind that wicks into a joint.
must have all oil off the surfaces,, which means liberal application
of lacquer thinner and compressed air to the joint inside the
cover and under the spark plugs. Then just apply a little of
stuff to the joint. Works if the head is totally clean - may
not work otherwise, depending on how clean you can get the joint.
4. I've had my machine shop make up a swaging tool that we use
any head milling. Basically it is two cones, top and bottom,
lightly by a press. Head must be off of course.
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