|Posted: March 28 2007 at 10:23 | IP Logged
Using a fairly large inspection mirror 2"x3" with extending handle helps. Its easier to use a flashlight with a larger mirror. Also a good drop light. Generally, flood the engine with light.
Theroughly Clean engine and transmission first. It's easier to spot trouble on a clean, dry engine/trans. Easier to spot lottsa things, you may stumble across something in the process. Run under way several times after cleaning and look for new signs of oil.
old technician addage: clean, inspect, calbrate.
easiest first-again -clean first: Transmission oil cooler hoses, transmission shifter o-ring, transmission output seal, engine oil filter/hoses, valve covers/bolts, breather hoses, timing gear cover, spark plugs, distributor holddown clamp.
If unable to trace, mechanics add a dye to oil which glows when a black (UV) light is passed over oil that has dye in it. kinda involved, but works.
You'll solve it- what ever 'it' is!
Roy & Laurie, S.F. Bay Area
'83 280, hardtop, single 305