- May 12, 2008
Finally got my 75 Mk3 back together and took her for a short run... short because the engine started breaking up. Nursed her home, opened the points cover and there was a puddle of oil in the bottom. So my thoughts are that the oil is fouling the points and causing the engine to sputter and miss. Does this sound correct? When I reinstalled the timing side cover I used the little oil ring seating tool and a new oil seal, but I must have messed something up. When installing the oil seal in the timing cover, does the open side of the seal (where the little metal spring/ring sits) face the engine or the auto advance? Are there any other tips or tricks I need to know about reinstalling the timing side cover? Thanks for any advice... I feel really close to being able to make her run...