Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2003 17:28:07 GMT
From: "charles stoyer" <>
Subject: Re: Classic 900T oil leak from distributor?

Well, I just answered my own question. Cleaning with a rag and a close inspection after driving revealed that one of the bolts connecting the oil line to the turbo was quite loose. Anyone know the torque specs for these? My Bently manual is at home, I'll check it tonight. Charles. "charles stoyer" <> wrote in message news:Wvh0a.1247$ > I have a 1986 900 T 16-valve hatchback with 225 k miles on it. It has > historically used very little oil. Recently I noticed a smoking from the > front of the engine and, upon inspection, I find oil on the heat shield > under the distributor and over the exhaust end of the turbo. The shield > allows whatever falls on it to go onto the turbo and the turbo is soaked in > fresh oil. It is creating a puddle in my garage which was never there > before. > > The Bently manual shows an o-ring on the distributor shaft, but the oil > seems to be coming more from inside the distributor than from around the > outside of the shaft.

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