[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] Sunbeam Alpine MKI Crankshaft Oil Guard

J W im1neng at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 08:08:47 EST 2016

Thanks to all for the verification and tips!  Looks like I'll be pulling
off the timing cover.

I appreciate the help!


On Dec 12, 2016 8:02 PM, "J W" <im1neng at gmail.com> wrote:

> With the initial start of my 1954 Sunbeam Alpine MKI engine, I noticed a
> decent leak from the front crankshaft seal in the timing cover.  Given the
> fact that I purchased a new seal to be installed, I went searching in the
> Parts Manual for a possible source of the leak.  It looks like there should
> be an oil guard between the fan pulley and the crankshaft timing wheel.  I
> searched through the parts that I received back from the engine builder, I
> found a part that may be the oil guard that I noted in the Manual.
> I've attached a file that shows the Parts Manual drawing as well as a
> couple of pics of the part I found in my bin.
> Can anyone verify that the part I found is actually the crankshaft oil
> guard?  If this is the oil guard, it was obviously not installed on my
> engine and probably a key factor to my leak.
> Thanks!
> Jo
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