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OHC engine – Oil leakage from the camshaft drive housing

By February 10, 2022News Story

At some point in an OHC engine’s life it will leak oil from the camshaft drive housing, which is located above the rotating dynamo coupling, resulting in oil being liberally sprayed around the engine bay. An alternative cure to the widely adopted ‘lip seal’ technique is detailed in a short Technical Bits article (to be found in the Member’s Area under the ‘Engine‘ sub-menu) in which Ken Martin describes the official Morris Motors cure to the problem.