Ironhead Lifter tube oil leak

Discussion in 'Oil' started by blh72, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. blh72

    blh72 New Member

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    I had to adjust the front cylinder intake valve which means removing the uplift tube keeper (I adjusted the exhaust valve too). After re-installation oil now leaks onto the cylinders from the tops of both tubes by the removeable keepers. What is the secret to re-installing these so they do not leak? I was also going to adjust the rear cylinder valves, bot not until I know how to stop the oil leaks!
    Thanks for any suggestions!
    Brad in Jacksonville, FL
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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Could be the seals up top if the tubes weren't reinstalled as they were originally seated in the seal.
     
  3. Fisher

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    The seals should be replaced every time you disturb them.Cheap insurance.