It came time for an oil change and since I had never had the inspection cover off this "T" I decided it was high time for a look see! Besides there was some seepage around the bolts I thought I could fix.The bolts came out easy enough but some *&*^% had used industrial strength Black Silicone Sealant took 2 hours to get the pan off without bending it. then another 1.5 hours to clean the mating surfaces. I suppose the previous fellow was trying to stop the capillary action around the threads of the bolts and that's why he used the sealant. Didn't work. I used fresh cork for my new gasket and lightly applied good ol permetex # 2 non hardening and made these fibre washers for each bolt
then installed the inspection cover added new oil drove about 25 miles around town no leaks and no seepage around the bolts overnight. Am I the only one who does this? O.K. I have brought out my PET Peeve and scratched his ears I'll get off my soap box now.
I put the gasket on with a little grease on both sides and a little black RTV or non hardening Permatex around the bottom of the bolt before I put them in. I don't worry to much about a little weeping.
A nice coating of oil keeps the rust away.
You can buy sealing washers. They have rubber on the ID and it seals the bolt. Have had them on the TT for years. Scott
Leaks and seeps? That is how I make sure the T has fresh oil. It is an automatic self changing feature!
Retighten the crankcase and transmission cover bolts. Then take you a rag with a dab of thinner or something similar and wipe it all around the crankcase and transmission cover.
Get a dab of black RTV and use your finger to make a nice thin coat all around as above.
No more leaks.