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  1. Thank you very much! To me, that makes sense. I’ve heard a few different opinions. Some people say to just push down until clicks and others say hammer them down a bit. Im much happier tapping them down. Thanks for the heads up about tapping them down too far! Regards Dave
  2. DiscoDave

    C20LET Manta A burning a bit of oil.

    I’ll Do that! Thanks for all your advice. Just renewed my membership. Can’t believe it expired in 2017! Thanks again Dave
  3. Hey chaps/chapesess Im replacing my valve stem oil seals on my Manta A C20LET. When installing new seals, do you push them on until they click into place, or do you need to tap them down with a hammer? The originals appear to be installed until they click, as it takes very little effort to pull them off and are very easily rotated, which doesn’t seem right. Any thoughts? Or anybody know the answer to this one? Thanks in advance. Dave.
  4. DiscoDave

    C20LET Manta A burning a bit of oil.

    Thanks very much. I’ll be sure to do that. I started to take down the head, and found something interesting. Following removal of the rocker cover I noticed number one inlet valve stem oil seal (the only one on inlet that’s visible at this point) looked like it was sitting high. I managed to get a thin screw drive in (only just) and managed to rotate the seal freely. Pardon my slight ignorance to the xe/let, I am a tech, but I’m only just gaining experience with this engine after purchasing my Manta A 4 years ago with it already installed. I wouldn’t of thought the seal should rotate so easily. Anyway, I’ll have the head off in a few days, between doing everything else.... (working through my wife’s To-Do list). If it’s a popped off oil seal, it’ll explain a lot. Thanks again. Dave
  5. DiscoDave

    C20LET Manta A burning a bit of oil.

    Ah yes, I know the one. Just checked it, the baffle plate is still present and complete. I’ll be sure to do it. Just so I understand, the oil runs along the baffle and ends up getting into the small pair of breather pipes and subsequently into
  6. DiscoDave

    C20LET Manta A burning a bit of oil.

    Ah yes, I know the one. Just checked it, the baffle plate is still present and complete. I’ll be sure to do it. Just so I understand, the oil runs along the baffle and ends up getting into the small pair of breather pipes and subsequently into the manifold?
  7. DiscoDave

    C20LET Manta A burning a bit of oil.

    Thanks Paul. The Breather Mod, is that the fitting of a Baffle?
  8. DiscoDave

    C20LET Manta A burning a bit of oil.

    Hi chaps, I’m going for it! Replacing the Valve Stem Oil Seals, hopefully it should fix my problem. But, do you think it’s worth doing the Piston Rings while I have the head off anyway? Dave
  9. DiscoDave

    Manta A - Wing type sump C20LET how much oil?

    Ehhh that was very obvious, Ha. In my head I was planning to shorten the tube. Moving the plug would be a lot easier in theory. Hopefully get a look at it this weekend when I get home from work.
  10. DiscoDave

    Manta A - Wing type sump C20LET how much oil?

    This is fantastic info! Thank you so much for going to the bother of checking this out. This makes total sense. Shortening the tube sounds like a simple enough adjustment. If it doesn’t work out, it won’t be the hardest thing to revert. I’ll be sure to keep you posted for your own knowledge, and upload some pics.
  11. DiscoDave

    Manta A - Wing type sump C20LET how much oil?

    That’s fantastic. Id really appreciate that. I have the oil level at the point where it just touches the RedTop dipstick. I’m not completely convinced it’ll sort my problem.
  12. DiscoDave

    Manta A - Wing type sump C20LET how much oil?

    Does it bolt straight on or do I have to modify it?
  13. DiscoDave

    Manta A - Wing type sump C20LET how much oil?

    Hey Danny. No, it’s the original that was on the C20LET. Why, what’s you thoughts?
  14. DiscoDave

    Manta A - Wing type sump C20LET how much oil?

    That’s what I was thinking too, as it appears to be getting slowly worse. One thing I have noticed, is that the two breathers on the rocker are not connected to anything. I might plumb them in and create a negative pressure in the crank case which appears it doesn’t have.
  15. Hey Chaps, My Manta A with C20LET puffs out a cloud of smoke when slowing down and just before stopping, & only when hot. She has the wing type sump, and I was thinking maybe it has too much oil. The oil might be getting thrown forward and preventing the Turbo oil return pipe from draining freely, or the oil is getting up into the cylinders. Can anyone tell me me does the wing type sump require less oil? I’m using the original dip stick and have oil just above minimum. Thanks in advance Dave
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