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Default Oil Leak, Possible fix suggestions anyone?

o kso i am gettign tired of wiping my cam cover down everytime i park, got an oil leak that becomes noticable at 50mph+, seems like it is coming from the distributer as it is leaking fro mthe opening the wire that feeds 12v gos through, running down the stem onto the cam cover and down towards the ground. it wont do it at idle only when i am moving 45mph or higher and no it isnt comign from the pushrod tubes LOL. anyoen got any ideas on how to stop it?
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the seal behind the advance weights in the cam cover, you have to pull the cover to change it.
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oil out of the distributor, dont think so !!! the wire is from the oil switch to oil light, its gotta be coming from somewhere else, leaky cam cover???
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ok i think you guys are confusing the 69 with the 71+ where the 71+ has the points etc in the nose cone
this is my camcover and distributer


the wire coming out of it you can see i nthis picture is the line runnign from the coil to the distributer
it kinda runs out and under sorta, well fro mthe looks of the leak the oil is coming out of there and running down the stem of the distributer and down the front of the cam cover, the gasket between the cam cover and the case is dry and the base of thew pushrods are dry as well the only oil i can find is coming out of the distributer.
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If it was coming from that wire hole, the inside of your distributor would be plenty oily.
But in your pic, the inside distributor looks pretty squeaky clean, so it does not look like the oil is coming from inside the distributor.

Maybe the oil is leaking out the distributor mounting gasket and/or o-ring and then blowing in the wind back on to that wire??
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If it was coming from that wire hole, the inside of your distributor would be plenty oily.
But in your pic, the inside distributor looks pretty squeaky clean, so it does not look like the oil is coming from inside the distributor.

Maybe the oil is leaking out the distributor mounting gasket and/or o-ring and then blowing in the wind back on to that wire??
tis pic was taken abotu a month ago LOL i havent had a chance to open the distributer up sicne i noticed it this afternoon but when i parked it tonight hole the wire comes out of was dripping oil i wouldnt think wind could blow it up the dist. shaft and int othe hole, i am gonan be out i nthe shop to-morrow an will open the distributer up then.
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ok so sicne shes down till i get new swing arm bearings and replace them, i pulled the distributer cover off, and the top plate off, shes defitnly throughly coated in oil under the top plate, least i dotn have to wory about my advance weights seiing LOL is there a seal on the distributer shaft that should be replaced? do i need to pull the distributer out to get to it or can i replace it fro mthe top side without pulling the distributer?
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Is that Bondo??



You might be able to track it down with some Soft & Dri baby powder spray or some dye-lite
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You might be able to track it down with some Soft & Dri baby powder spray or some dye-lite
no thats defintly not bundo LOL

from all i can tells its coming from the inside of the distributer best guess based on following it while its high idleing in my barn is its coming up the shaft and gitting in with the advance wieghts pouring down the openings in the bottom of the distributer
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