Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-04-2014, 12:25   #1
Registered User
 
Flying Knight's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Morro Bay, CA
Boat: Cal 34 Mk. III
Posts: 39
Proper gaskets?

Just purchased a boat with an old Westerbeke 30 engine. The engine runs wells but there is an oil leak. Its obvious that at least one place its leaking is the valve cover. I purchased the proper gasket but when going to remove and replace it, I also found individual gaskets under each of the retaining screws.

The cover is held in place with two cap nuts atop the cover. There are a couple of washers and bushings sandwiched between the the nut and the cover, and a cork gasket beneath all of them against the top of the gasket.

I'm really not familiar with this type of attachment or engine. I've looked at the technical manual for the engine but theres no mention there of these gaskets. Ive also contacted Westerbeke and my local dealer without getting any definitive answer on whether they're supposed to be there. There's no replacement part offered by Westerbeke.

So I'm not sure whether its proper to mock up a new gasket, or simply remove the ones installed. Anyone know what's proper here? Any considerations if I am making my own replacement?

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
__________________
Flying Knight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gasket, rope

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Perkins 4-107 Won't Stop Blowing Head Gaskets chihuahuas Engines and Propulsion Systems 34 30-10-2009 16:53
Replacing Open Port Gaskets Dmarina Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 13-05-2009 16:00
Hatch Gaskets mikereed100 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 03-05-2009 08:45
Porthole Gaskets Liberty28 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 30-08-2008 05:19
Port light gaskets mestrezat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 15-05-2008 08:10



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.