Ok.. so the new rocker cover was put on yesterday, by me admittedly but it still seems fine up top. So to say I was pissed off when 3 litres of oil (slight exaggeration) lay on my drive this morning is an understatement.
I tried tightening the bolts on the rocker cover but i realise you can only do that so much since I do want to be able to undo them again at some point and the heads are quite worn on some.
So I took my car to another engine minded chappy and he told me one leak for sure is the O-ring from the distributor cap housing. No biggy and it might explain a lot of the leak. It's obvious it's coming from high up, that much we know for sure.
He also said that if the O-ring wasn't responsible for the whole leak, doubtful, that there might be something going on with the cam pulley area.
P.S Once the ring is replaced I will have the whole engine cleaned so we have a better chance of finding the remaining leak(s).
Well the dizzy is a dead cert for a leak. There is so much crud underneath it that it could come from nowhere else.
So picture this..
Car is parked overnight.... reverse in the morning underneath is an elipse pattern of oil patches...
Knowing how oil heats up and spreads I thought the dizzy could be responsible for all the patches on 'it's' side. But there has to be a reason why the concentration under the cam pulley area is so intense.
Hopefully once the O-ring is on and i can clean the engine a little something will be resolved.