My BMW R100s is on the lift. Heads and cylinders have been off for a month while I did other stuff. I needed some assembly sealer. There was some weeping at seals and push rod tubes and at the base of the cylinders. BMW recommends TreBond which is nearly unobtanium in these USA. It's expensive,  too. So I settled on Hylomar Blue.

The damn push rod tubes have leaked since I've owned the Speedster. When I got the car it had the adjustable tubes that used a large nut to set the length. Complete junk!, So, I changed them to the aluminum spring loaded type with o-ring seals in the barrel. They still leaked. I've changed the seals, used no sealant, used Permatex Aviation sealant and still, they always leaked. Really P.O.'d about the whole thing and was just about to drop the engine and install the factory tubes when the Hylomar arrived. I had read a review on the stuff and the guy said to "only put the stuff on parts you don't want to leak". He was right. Not a drip anywhere.

The BMW is still on the lift.

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I hate oil dripping from any engine and one of the many reasons I converted my Speedster to Subaru power. I have own at least 15 type 1 Vw engine vehicles and many Corvairs and Corvair powered cars. every single one of them leaked oil. I love my Subaru engine. It is bone dry.  So I understand how good it feels to have the oil drip issue defeated.  Bravo!

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Gordon, British cars are supposed to leak oil. British motorcycles too. If there's no oil on the floor, there's none in the engine. If there's too much oil (variable) on the floor there may be none in the engine either. I've actually seen photos of old vw's with dust and dirt on the oil sump, but no oil.

I'm sure the lack of a leak is a temporary situation but until then I'm happy.

Jimmyv. Lovvve the idea of the Suburu engine, but all that plumbing...

Barncobob, I thought you REAL Porsche folks were supposed to look down on us lowly replica/kit car (I don't care who builds them they're all kit cars) guys. It's comforting to know your place in life.

I'm going to check my oil now. I suppose that there may be another reason I have none on the floor.

no,im blue collar..had two VS and enjoyed them but had so many Weber problems i gave up on type 1 engines,,maybe a Subie engine down the line...Por is doing just fine..my 2 British cycles are most likely still leaking as we speak...U never have to change the oil..just keep filling it up :}

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I hate oil dripping from any engine and one of the many reasons I converted my Speedster to Subaru power. I have own at least 15 type 1 Vw engine vehicles and many Corvairs and Corvair powered cars. every single one of them leaked oil. I love my Subaru engine. It is bone dry.  So I understand how good it feels to have the oil drip issue defeated.  Bravo!

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Jimmy...just for laughs I'll submit this one "triple" photo of my only Corvair conversion mating a VW bus mountain gearbox onto the Vair. Oddly enough the bolt pattern was a dead match except for two locations that needed only slight modification. The idea was conceived by Bud Rinker and it was not a good one. I flew this for 36 hours before failure. Straight over to Lycoming after that. 

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Dear Calmotion , thank you for your compliment. My motor is a 2007 Subaru EJ253 2.5L SOHC flat 4 with variable cam lift. It was installed and built by Carey and mike at Special Edition. They started with a donor 2007 Subaru Impreza and use the ECU and drive by wire throttle and other engine parts. The heads are sent out and rebuilt. The other parts are powder coated to the color of your choice. They buy a new short block with warranty from Subaru America. The header is custom made by A1 in California. The transaxle is a Pro-Suby trans built new by Rancho with special gearing to match the Subaru power band. The engine and trans. are supported by a Kafer bar setup.The rear has a camber compensator but I don't run any sway bars. The cars seems not to need them it handles well and stays flat in hard cornering. The radiator is in the front and cools perfect. Never overheats even in 100 plus degree weather. Here are some pics.  

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@Jimmy V. Many many thanks. I also have Subie from SAS configured mid engine. Was trying to see if headers can be done. I sent it to my friend to see if this would fit. 

Who is your contact in A1 and can reach out to them and see what they can do for me. Love the detail  so stock hp is 150 or 180  is it now pass 200?

 

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