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Old 18th November 2010, 07:34 PM
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I have just collected my doner, a very tidy 2.0 EFI pinto with 165000Km on the clock and a service history all the way to 140000. The engine runs like a dream the only problem I have found is a small oil leak around the rocker cover.
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Old 20th November 2010, 08:57 AM
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picy is too small to see but all the old pinto leaked a bit around the rocker.
its the way the rockercover and gasket is designed me thinks nothing to worry about
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Most leak all over the place due to lack of maintenance on the breather.

Same goes for a lot of engines, breathers are often overlooked.

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Old 21st November 2010, 12:02 AM
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I was trying to make the photo bigger but I was told it was too big I will try again
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Old 21st November 2010, 08:12 PM
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Pinto engines are very prone to leaking arround the rocker cover.

They use a cork gasket & are often over / incorrectly tightened

Fit a new gasket & all should be well
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Old 21st November 2010, 08:32 PM
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yep, probably about 14LBft will do, which is just nipped up. Any more and you crush the gasket and risk warping the rocker cover.

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Old 23rd November 2010, 11:20 PM
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I hope this works this time here are the pics of my donor

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