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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:51 am 
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ok so i had this small engine oil leak and a noisey p/s pump.
i replaced tensioner o ring and p/s pump.
now it seems i am loosing alot oil from one of the bolts on the p/s bracket on the front of the engine.(3.5l oil over a tank of fuel) down onto my brand new water pump and all over my polished engine bay
i have this sinking feeling i have mixed up some bolts on the bracket ,gregories doesnt help at all .
much appreciated if any one could point an idiot in the right direction .
cheers Paul
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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:59 am 
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I know that one of the bolts on the front of your head will leak oil if it is not the right size bolt. Just from memory there is 3 bolts that hold the power steering bracket on the front of the head. I think it the bottom bolt that will leak the oil. Not too sure tho, if its not the bottom it will be the middle it has to be a real long skinny bolt other wise it doesnt do up tight. What I did was put a bit of silicon around the head of the bolt then do it up. Hope this helps.

 

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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:21 am 
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I know that one of the bolts on the front of your head will leak oil if it is not the right size bolt. Just from memory there is 3 bolts that hold the power steering bracket on the front of the head. I think it the bottom bolt that will leak the oil. Not too sure tho, if its not the bottom it will be the middle it has to be a real long skinny bolt other wise it doesnt do up tight. What I did was put a bit of silicon around the head of the bolt then do it up. Hope this helps.


thanx for your reply you are spot on about the three bolts,i cant tell which one is leaking :?
i guess i will have to do the old switcherooo ...
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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:22 pm 
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What I did was put a bit of silicon around the head of the bolt then do it up. Hope this helps.


Tried that on a mate AU2, still couldn't get it to stop leaking. Also tried using o-rings in there, no change.

 

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Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:55 pm 
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ok so i had this small engine oil leak and a noisey p/s pump.
i replaced tensioner o ring and p/s pump.
now it seems i am loosing alot oil from one of the bolts on the p/s bracket on the front of the engine.(3.5l oil over a tank of fuel) down onto my brand new water pump and all over my polished engine bay
i have this sinking feeling i have mixed up some bolts on the bracket ,gregories doesnt help at all .
much appreciated if any one could point an idiot in the right direction .
cheers Paul



What model falcon we talking about here????????????

 

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 Post subject: Re: can the bolts on the front of the p/s bracket leak oil?
Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:37 pm 
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yeah i got a mysterious power steering leak too been searching for months its got me buggered where its leaking from

 

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Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 4:28 pm 
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Should be the long skinny one at the top, you need to put silicon right down the length of the bolt

 

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Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 5:27 pm 
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thanx guys its leaking engine oil from the bottom bolt of the power steering bracket on the front of engine which ends in the timing case.
i used the longest bolt of all .
so thread sealant it is
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Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 6:58 pm 
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yeah i got a mysterious power steering leak too been searching for months its got me buggered where its leaking from


Wash down oil residue, and check where the O'ring goes on the tin housing, and another spot is the fitting into the tin housing at the rear where the hi-press hose goes in. Again, its an O'ring.

 

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Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:54 pm 
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Sure its not comiing from the timing chain tensioner cylinder which is just behind the power steer pump bracket.
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Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:10 pm 
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I'll tell you's wat i'll go get a couple of cans of degreaser an give her a bloody good bath. Then on saturday i'll have a look cause its a slow leak it i wont be able to see straight away. Then i'll get back to you's

 

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Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:36 pm 
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update i thought i fixed the leak but havent ..
i have already replaced the tensioner o ring the leak doesnt seem to be comin from there .
i hope i didnt crack the timing case :(
i have unloaded 5 cans of degreser on it agan today ,
its seems to be holding most its oil which is good cause im broke .
its a bad spot for a leak because it confuses you into thinking you have heaps of other leaks
rocker cover seal is next in question i seald it but there is clean oil everywhere so i cant tell.
might just rebuild the whole engine and if it leaks ill burn it for the 7 grand insurance lol
edit :
engine bay is now smick.
i went and got some masking tape and put it in all suspect places so i soon will know
where my penrites coming from as alas i already know where its going. :x f u k n everywhere
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