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xcrunnerbd Offline
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Finally got the leaking business sorted out with the Tbird. I fixed a lot of little stuff along the way in tracking the source down (little contributors but not the actual cause). It ended up being the dipstick tube. I apparently jarred it loose in my dealings with the valvecover gasket which started a leak there. I pulled the tube all the way out, widened the opening and put an old injector O-ring on it, hammered it back in and RTV'd around it. So far its been idling in the garage leak free! It's smoking quite a bit as it burns stuff off, but I'll be driving it when I go back to work next week! YAY!
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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xcrunnerbd Offline
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Well it has turned into a not-so-happy day. I get to do a front cam seal. It idled fine, drip free but did not like the test drive. Put the prem. switch in regular setting and she smoked for mosquitoes under boost. Popped the hood when I got home (car still idling) and there's a nice line of oil under the front of the hood, over the entire front of the engine, spraying out from the cam pulley. Wow what a mess. Guess this is my pay back for 12 years of problem free TC-ing!
Project 13 sec. / 30mpg in '88 TC 5Speed : [email protected] / 32+ mpg

On The Car: KN cone, 2-stage [email protected] 15psi wired to fuel switch, Kirban AFPR @ 39psi, Walbro 255 HP FP, 130A 3G Alt., Full 3" Stinger Exhaust incl. cat. no muffler,

Shelf: .48 T3, ported E6, BPV
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etc1006 Offline
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Did you put a couple of turns of teflon tape on the cam bolt (if you had it out)? Put it on ~3 threads from the end. It's not too bad to do the seal. Goto Lowes and get a 1 1/2" sch 40 PVC coupling, under a buck and it'll be a breeze to put the new one on. Much cheaper than a seal driver kit and it works with the cam in the car! I'm not a fan of putting the cam in with a new seal in first. Too much chance of screwing the seal up....
-Eric
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509eddels Offline
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#4
i thought the same thing on my tc. but it ended up being that cork piece of junk valve cover gasket fell off the hump when i was installing it. knowing that you've had some issues with the valvecover leaking you might wanna check it out. those rubber gaskets are a very good investment.
88 5sp TC-cone filter, gillis, walbro 255, and LUK stock replacement clutch, other than that stock
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