30/04/2005 12:00 No More Oil Leaks [Engine And Drive]
Today was brilliant! We fired up early and got the van up on ramps, then drained the oil and whipped off the rocker covers. The push rod tubes came out easily once the tappets and push rods where out. Then we spent about a half hour cleaning up the push rod tubes, inspecting the o-ring sealing surfaces, and fitting and sealing new o-rings. The tubes were replaced and given sufficient time to dry before we refilled the engine, set the tappet gaps (15 1/1000s of an inch at the moment, have to check that ), and replaced the rocker covers with fresh gaskets and a smear of sealant in the corners.
She doesn't leak oil anymore. Damn that feels good!