Hello fellow 7 owners.
I have a Quaife Type 9 gearbox that has an oil leak from the front face, between the bell housing and the gear case.
I have hauled the motor and 'box out, separated the gearbox from the bell housing, noted the oil leak appeared to be from the gasket under the clutch release bearing carrier. I checked the sealing of the layshaft support spigot, that appeared to be ok, and there wasn't any oil outboard of the 1st motion shaft seal.
This gasket was of a cork material, at 0.060 inch thick, I had some of this on the shelf, so using the original as a pattern cut a new gasket.
Smeared the mating surfaces with Hylomar, which I allowed to dry, before reassembling, and I did clean all surfaces to remove any oil film.
Got everything back together, engine and gearbox back in the hole, all the other stuff to make it go in place all the fluids replaced.
Off down the road for a test run. when I checked underneath in the garage, there was evidence of an oil drip on the very front of the gearbox, and it had leaked whilst on my 30 mile run, as there is an oily film under the car and on the back axle.
So, do any of you know what the correct gasket material is for this position. As it seems this cork stuff isn't up to snuff.
Strangely this gasket, pictured on the Burton web page is of a cork material. Yes I know it's only GBP 2.50, but Burtons send stuff out on DHL at an exorbitant cost, so I won't be getting one from them.
Any info greatly appreciated.
Happy daze, now the summer is fizzling out.