well at least that is the way it looks.
i have a leak coming from somewhere i can't isolate. it really looks like the starter is leaking, but that is a dry mount right?, there is no opening for lube at the starter is there?
i am going to drop the starter assuming that i have a loose oil pan bolt behind the starter. any other suggestions??
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] 83 CJ-7 [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] <font color=red> IF YOU AREN'T LIVIN' ON THE EDGE YOU'RE TAKING UP TOO MUCH ROOM! </font color=red>
1. Get a garden sprayer.
2. Fill it with diesel fuel.
3. Spray down the engine, firewall, and underside of the Jeep.
4. Follow up with a good force water bath in the same area. You want these areas clean of grease and gunk.
5. Let it dry COMPLETLEY.
6. Take the Jeep out on a total 5 mile trip to a store and buy some baby powder.
7. When you get home let the engine cool with the hood up.
8. Take that baby powder and use it to "poof" the area of where you suspect the leak is at.
9. Now blow off the powder.
The powder will stick to the oil and you should be able to follow the trail of the leak. Then you'll know if it's on the outside or the inside. It's a starting point that's helped me many a years to find leaks.
You probably didn't want to hear this, but, the rear main seal could be the culprit as well. The flywheel/flexplate will fling the oil around inside the bellhousing and it can drip from the base of the starter. It would probably also be dripping out from the inspection cover for the trans as well.
1983 CJ-7 Laredo, The body is on the frame now!!!
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] I'm with Gun-Who-Smokes on this one. Leaky rear main seals will often fill the starter drive with oil. Don't panic if it is the seal. They can be fixed right in the Jeep.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] No, ......I didn't SAY it was easy or quick.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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