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ALCO 4 stroke diesels

ALCO 4 stroke diesels

ALCO 4 stroke diesels

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Anyone have any experience with early Alco Engines? particularly with torque figures of the primary lube oil screen cover. They are a fairly poor design ( the cover stands proud of the cylinder) with too little torque resulting in a blown gasket and a spectacular mess, or too tight thereby cracking the cover. Fasteners consistof four fairly substantial 1 1/4'' nuts with a primitive rubberized cork gasket.

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Swagger South Oz

RE: ALCO 4 stroke diesels

These folks might be able to help you out with some alternate gasket materials:

http://www.worldbridge.com/eng_parts.asp

If that doesn't work out, try getting in touch with some of the rail museums.  Might find an old-time mechanic that knows what was really needed to keep the oil in.

These beasties pre-date my experience.

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