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Guys I am relatively new here and definitely not a mechanic. I have a 1984 Dresser TD7E. I had the engine completely rebuilt top to bottom. I just have got it installed back in the dozer. The problem that I am having is the oil goes to the valve cover and starts pushing out around the bolts. It dosen't seem to be draining back to the oil pan. The head was completely redone and all new gaskets. What would cause this? I had the oil pan dropped along with taking the valve cover off and the side plate. I poured a small amount of WD40 in the valve area close to each cylinder and it drains all the way to the ground.
Folks, I am brand spanking new to the Red Power world, though Dad raised me up on an F12 that I could never crank start. That’s another story though. I just acquired a 52 Super C and need to ask for advice on several issues. 1. Fuel. I’ve read that ethanol laced, non-leaded gasoline can be harmful. Are there additives that ought to be added to today’s gasoline to reduce this problem? 2. In a similar vein, what type of motor oil would you folks recommend? 3. Similar question as to hydraulic fluid? Thinking out loud: I am going to rebuild the carburetor. I do not know the type since the carburetor appears to have been painted over by a previous owner. First step would be to disassemble the unit and clean it up. Then give it a try. If the tractor likes this, stop and go no further. Otherwise, rebuild the current carburetor with a good kit. Are there any suggestions as to which kit to use? (Dad used kerosene as a cleaning fluid. What do you folks use in today’s world?) If this fails, replace the carburetor. Again, recommendations as to which kit? Lots of questions on my part. However, any suggestions or recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!