I have a Perkins
that is leaking oil
slowly. After each use, the side of the engine
where the injectors are is juicy wet. I cleaned the area with a degreaser and the oil
is not coming from the valve cover. It appears to be coming from the injectors, but I am not sure which is the injector. There are two photos here. One before and one after cleaning
. The after cleaning
one was taken while the engine
was running -- but there is no where that I can see oil leaking. But, there was bubbling and frothing of the cleaner fluid that must have been left at the base of one of the round cylinder things.
Can the oil be leaking from that base even though there was no oil leaking while it was running?
Does that bubbling mean I need to replace that thing? How is that done? Is there a book on basic diesel maintenance
that would address the problem such as mine?