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    Not sure what this is on my Straight 8

    Hi,

    Iíve been doing some work on my 51 Buick recently and am trying to resolve some oil leakage issues. I figure that I will probably end up replacing some of the gaskets (due to some leakage around the edges), and Iíve already picked up a valve cover gasket. However, Iím not sure what this object is on the left side of the engine (circled in yellow) which appears to be leaking a bit. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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    - 1951 Buick Special Deluxe 4Dr Tourback Sedan

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    crankcase breather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruno View Post
    crankcase breather.
    Thanks for the info.

    Pat
    - 1951 Buick Special Deluxe 4Dr Tourback Sedan

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    Pat, take it apart and clean it, it has a cork gasket behind the cover, you can buy or make one.

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    OK,
    Thanks. Thatíllprobably be my next project.
    Pat
    - 1951 Buick Special Deluxe 4Dr Tourback Sedan

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