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03-01-2009, 07:14 PM
my 471 marine motor is leaking black oil when under load into the pan. I cant see where its coming from possibly the small breather just above the oil pan - where should I check and why would it leak out of the breather
03-16-2009, 10:17 AM
What migh happen there it is that you have to much pressure in the engine you need to buy at valve cover that have a breather you can call at 305-545-5588 they be able to help you with that
how can you tell your getting back oil the pan????
03-17-2009, 01:23 AM
"There is a stainless pan under the motor which we emptied, then after a run with the motor up to 1600 revs for an hour the pan had lots of black oil in it and the motor needed a similar amount
a litre or so
"look for 1/4 tube on lower side of engine,comeing out of the block. run engine, should have air blowing out check if lots of oil also comeing out."
03-17-2009, 05:05 PM
I gather thats the tube pointing downward just above the sump on the left hand side at the back of the motor -looking forward. I think thats the tube leaking oil
will check to see if air is coming out as well
Thanks for your help
03-21-2009, 05:50 PM
the oil is definitely coming out of the air box breather.
03-23-2009, 10:02 PM
Black carbon oil blowing from the air box drain tube is a sign of worn cylinder kits. It may be time for an inframe overhaul!
03-26-2009, 07:32 PM
Is the air box with the breather a seperate chamber on its own or is it part of the crankcase?
"air box is not part of crankcase system, its part of the blower syetem."
03-31-2009, 03:02 AM
04-09-2009, 10:38 AM
"Just to add to what Ronald said:
Bad blower seals could also cause oil to blow out of the air box tubes. So if your cylinder kits check out, I'd look at the blower."
04-23-2009, 09:32 PM
"I have a detroit diesel crusher on the engine the air breather is blowing out and muffler is sucking air in so, what could the problem be"
04-25-2009, 12:15 AM
"Anthony, have you just replaced your starter? Could have a starter with the wrong rotation, which is turning your engine backwards."
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