Jump to content

Oil feed pipes and outrageous oil consumption

Darren Sharp

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys I know this has been debated before but I would just like to add my two peneth worth .

During the RBRR I kept a religious eye on my oil level and used over ten pints! Strangely I only used Oil on the Motorway sections and none at all on the less strenuous bits.  So none at all in Scotland or Wales despite the large hills and racy bits. It is clear that when the engine is working continuously hard, the spray from my rocker oil feed was being sucked straight from the Rocker box vent into the carbs and out the exhaust. ( This was also evident in the vacuum vent tubes and blue smoke that only exits during the over run on the Motorway

I have today removed the damn thing and will report back after the next testing run.

I should point out that this engine has just been rebuilt and has no valve or piston ring issues as far as I am aware. It did not overheat at all and never missed a beat.

Food for thought

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder about this. Some years ago I decided that I could make an oil feed to the rockers far cheaper than the suppliers were asking. I used copper tube and made my own fittings. The only thing I did differently was to put a restrictor in the fitting which I tee'd off from the oil pressure switch tapping. From memory about 3/32". never have had oil consumption problems and yes, oil is still getting to the valve gear !

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...