Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, 31 March, 2007 - 04:50: |
Hello; I've been reading all the leak-related topics. As the 6.75 engine has liners with weep holes as do some of our large engines, thought I'd pass along. Often, to avoid constand wiping-up of leaking oil, the operators will tap the weep holes and use plastic or metal tubing to connect the holes to a common drain; usually a conveniently-located bucket. I don't know if this has any value for the cars, other than possibly keeping the drips off the pavement while not completely blocking the weep function.
I was often tempted to thread in an Alemite fitting and inject a certain amount of silicone, but did not ever follow through. I have also seen weepy weep holes on John Deere tractors. Alas, not on my own Rolls-Royce (yet, anyway...).
What about the possible usefulness of all the interesting absorbent thingys available from industrial supply houses? Some here in the US are called "Pigs", and they seem able to hold an enormous amount of oil. Just tie a couple in strategic places and monitor; change when indicated. I do like the plastic bag prophylactic, though. I can imagine some possibly embarassing guffaw-raising replies, so I'll stop now...