Lotus Elan

Head drain

PostPost by: shaun » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:17 pm

Hopefully after fitting drain to my early head no more smoke when first started
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:06 am

It should work a treat, we used bundy and piped it around back of the head into the oil breather plenum as per attached picture, this avoids the heat of exhaust and puts in back into the normal place for oil to drain back to the sump.

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:54 am

Shaun, I can’t see from the pictures, does it drain to the sump or to the timing chest?
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PostPost by: MrBonus » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:09 pm

Looks great. This is one of those "whenever I get in there" projects I would like to have done.
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