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  • #31
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    'master tuner'
    Yeah, I got that puff of smoke, too, Lou and did even more with the auxillary oil feed line even with the oil separator.
    You and I both know what that's from though, that's our valve stems getting lubricated.. But seriously, on start up in a cold engine, the oil hasn't gotten hot enough yet to start vaporizing under the VC to be drawn into the cylinders.
    Driving a 1973 TR6
    Doing ZS carb repairs
    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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    • #32
      When I went to the triple ZS's on my '72 with the Triumphtune cover I had excessive oil burning. After I changed back to a stock type valve cover it stopped. I always used the standard crankcase ventilation system, even with the addition of the third carb.

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      • #33
        So I got lost in the loop here PB, why did you install the collection canister in the first place? a) to redirect the excess oil coming up the rocker feed line or b) does it help balance the vacuum off tri carb set ups?

        I know the top end of these motors isn't great for lube, but my first valve train lasted untouched 20+ years, I can live with that kind of life span rather than add something else to these cars to go wrong...

        Doug

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        • #34
          Doug, the 'Before' pictures are the way I bought the car, last August.
          Driving a 1973 TR6
          Doing ZS carb repairs
          email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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          • #35
            BTW, I've had the external oil feed installed for 12 years or so. First on the original engine, then on my performance engine since late 2001.
            Visible in this photo.



            The roller rockers seem to like the extra oil.

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            • #36
              I'm glad I read this post. My cars PO installed a TriumphTune alloy valve cover and auxiliary oil feed line. My car has the stock crankcase ventilation plumbing. My car is constantly fowling plugs and blowing oil at start-up and leaving traffic lights. Now I'm seriously considering installing the stock valve cover and removing the auxiliary feed line.

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              • #37
                You don't have to do both. If you remove the auxillary oil line the TriumphTune cover should be fine. Or, if you put the stock cover back on the auxillary oil line can stay. That being said, if your goal is to return to more of a stock look, then remove them both.

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                • #38
                  Thanks Shawn. In that case, I think I'll try removing the oil line first.

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                  • #39
                    Shawn, I have been talking to some of the others :lol: and we have decided that we are going to pass a new law here on the forum..

                    No engines as clean and as tidy as yours are allowed to be posted on the forum anymore.. Unless you provide bibs for all of us who are DROOLING on to our keyboards... :P

                    just kidding. looks sharp

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                    • #40
                      I'm glad I read this post. My cars PO installed a TriumphTune alloy valve cover and auxiliary oil feed line. My car has the stock crankcase ventilation plumbing. My car is constantly fowling plugs and blowing oil at start-up and leaving traffic lights. Now I'm seriously considering installing the stock valve cover and removing the auxiliary feed line.
                      You might get some improvement, but if you're getting smoke at start up, it's because oil has dripped down the valve stems and into the combustion chambers during the shut down, not because it was being sucked into the intake.
                      You could always adopt my attitude about a bit too much annular space in the valve guides and think of it in a positive light. At least you know the valves are getting adequate lubrication and will probably never have a problem with valve seperation.
                      Driving a 1973 TR6
                      Doing ZS carb repairs
                      email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                      • #41
                        you're probably right, poolboy. The strange thing is - when the plugs are not fouled I have little or no oil smoke? But they are obviously being fouled with oil, so I may have to adopt your attitude afterall!

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                        • #42
                          I'm not surprised about the plugs. Before I broke down and overhauled the engine in Ol' Basil I was using about 1 Quart / 4-500 miles and you'd actually only see a puff between gear changes if you were following me and the plugs always looked great. But I know I wasn't leaking oil, just burning it.
                          The valve guides in that old engine were still in spec at over 100k, but the oil control rings had lost temper and more or less compressed into the pistons.
                          Bill, on the other hand, uses about 1 Q/ 900 miles and sends out smoke on start up only.
                          So what you gonna do ? I'm sure not going to have the head reconditioned just for that.
                          Driving a 1973 TR6
                          Doing ZS carb repairs
                          email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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                          • #43
                            Shawn, I have been talking to some of the others :lol: and we have decided that we are going to pass a new law here on the forum..

                            No engines as clean and as tidy as yours are allowed to be posted on the forum anymore.. Unless you provide bibs for all of us who are DROOLING on to our keyboards... :P

                            just kidding. looks sharp
                            Thanks Ron,

                            I often hear comments about the engine bay and underside of the bonnet paint being as nice as the exterior. Especially when it is seen in person. Plenty of people's choice awards too as reinforcement.

                            Believe it or not, it is not very hard to keep it clean. Only take a few minutes to do once a week or so. Keep ahead of it getting too dirty and it will always look like that when you lift the bonnet.


                            BTW, would you like one of those cute little lobsters on your bib?

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                            • #44
                              if one is running SU's and they dont have a port to vent to...can the PCV pipe go from valve cover directly to the vacuum nipple on the intake manfold?

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                              • #45
                                Here's Richard Good's solution for that. The PCV kit.
                                http://www.goodparts.com/shop/index.php?productID=253
                                You don't have to have the oil separator.
                                But if it were me, I'd run the Valve Cover evacuation hose to the air cleaner housing, like other cars with SU's do it.
                                Driving a 1973 TR6
                                Doing ZS carb repairs
                                email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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