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Old 04-09-2014, 22:53   #76
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Re: Marinas Think We Are Chickens For Plucking

That was the same with my Westerbeke 4-107 (Perkins). If there wasn't a few drops a day, I thought it was out of oil.
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Sounds like the old Harley Davidsons, you rarely saw one on the show room floor without a bit of cardboard to catch the drops.
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Harleys that leaked were a long, long, time ago. They used to say that Land Rovers were the greenest cars in the world. They put oil back into the earth. I have had both.

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Harleys that leaked were a long, long, time ago. They used to say that Land Rovers were the greenest cars in the world. They put oil back into the earth. I have had both.

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At one of the many British car shows I've been at... There was always a prize awarded for the "biggest leaker"... The judging committee was pretty thorough in determining rankings based on spot size, number of locations, and number of probable fluids.... It was a hoot!
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Sounds like the old Harley Davidsons, you rarely saw one on the show room floor without a bit of cardboard to catch the drops.
FYI the old Harley's were designed to leak. The steel chain cover had a hole in the bottom for the oil from the chain-oiler to drain out. Don't know what they do now? Haven't owned a Harley since 73.

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At one of the many British car shows I've been at... There was always a prize awarded for the "biggest leaker"... The judging committee was pretty thorough in determining rankings based on spot size, number of locations, and number of probable fluids.... It was a hoot!
I guess that's why my old Seagull outboard used to leak so much. Must be a British tradition.
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Harleys that leaked were a long, long, time ago. They used to say that Land Rovers were the greenest cars in the world. They put oil back into the earth. I have had both.

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Which is the reason they invented 60W oil. Single grade. Thick as molasses in anything below 40F or 4C.
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FYI the old Harley's were designed to leak. The steel chain cover had a hole in the bottom for the oil from the chain-oiler to drain out. Don't know what they do now? Haven't owned a Harley since 73.


The "Bowling Ball" (AMF) Harley's leaked oil due to poor castings and crappy quality control. I couldn't believe drip pans under brand new machines, but it was true.

The Hardley crowd used to say they weren't leaking, they were marking their spot
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Re: Marinas Think We Are Chickens For Plucking

I once heard that the reason the British never became a world leader in computer design was that they couldn't figure out how to make them leak oil!

Possibly exaggerated?

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