SailNet Community - View Single Post - Engine oil leak
Thread: Engine oil leak
View Single Post
  #5  
Old 09-30-2008
jcrief jcrief is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
jcrief is on a distinguished road
Found the leak

My partner and a buddy fixed the leak. After cleaning off the oil, running the engine to find the drip, they discovered a hole (drilled like it was supposed to be there) that had the plug partially missing.

The theory is either a freeze plug or, since these are marinized Kubota tractor engines, it was a hole not needed for marine use.

They scrubbed the area clean, applied two layers of JB Weld and we no longer have a leak!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook