Author Topic: oil leak found  (Read 477 times)

Offline Ethelred

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: Feb 2013
  • Posts: 144
  • Karma: 4
  • Northants, UK
oil leak found
« on: 19.03. 2014 21:36 »
Trying to find where the stuff's dripping from can be difficult, then I read a tip on here about blowing talcum powder over everything so you can see the trails. It now being the riding season again up here in the northern hemisphere I was able to try this out. The culprit turned out to be the flexible joint on the feed pipe to the rockers. Mine's been fitted with a tight fitting bit of clear tube with no clamps, great for seeing the flow, no so good at keeping the stuff on the inside.
'59 A10

Offline Clive54bsa

  • A's Best Friend
  • ***
  • Join Date: May 2012
  • Posts: 129
  • Karma: 1
  • Orange SoCal
Re: oil leak found
« Reply #1 on: 20.03. 2014 02:31 »
Ethelred, I used a can of foot powder, it has a nozzle like a WD40 can, so you are able to put a light film of powder just where you want it, and not over the rest of the motor or gearbox, it works pretty good.

'54 GF,  '61 SR,  '71 B50MX