leaking push rod covers

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by peregrine, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. peregrine

    peregrine Member

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    77 shovel
    middle part of the pushrod covers leak oil even with new cork seals?
     
  2. Webbtron

    Webbtron Banned

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    Once I let the inner sleeve drop down and when I put the "keeper" back in place it leaked. That little inner sleeve had just camaflauged itself and really I didn't see it slip down. There is not a lot of light in there either. But other than that new cork should be the answer. In the old days they had the rubber gaskets but really the cork are just a good. I remember there were guys who sliced the washer on a diagional to allow you to get around the pushrod and then the diagional would seal itself back up once in place. I can't think of anything else that would go wrong just not in the right position is my best guess.
     
  3. the draggin

    the draggin Active Member

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    My old Shovel would leak at the center cork so I found an o-ring that fit the inner sleeve and put it on in this order spring, washer, o-ring, cork no leaks. The o-ring seemed to spread the cork enough to seal it up. Good luck and keep that Shovel alive.
     
  4. peregrine

    peregrine Member

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    thx for the input
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Check all the inners on the tube assembly, make sure the washer under the spring is not cutting the gasket:s