I'm slowly putting together a 1982 T140ES. I've never had it running (I started recently - what a thrill!) so I don't know if the sump plate leaked before...
When I changed the oil, replaced the old sump plate gasket with a homemade one.
I dug around my spare parts and found a gasket sheet. It bothered me that it was 1.5mm material, much thicker that the old gasket, but I reasoned that the thicker, the better. Right??
I also didn't put any gasket goo on the gasket when I put it together.
Well, of course, the sump plate leaks...
So, I've washed all the oil off of everything, got my gasket goo (blue stuff) ready to apply, but before I go through that mess again I figured I better ask about "thick" gaskets.
Is it possible that the gasket thickness (1.5mm) is contributing to my problem?