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 Post subject: EF OIL LEAK ENQUIRY - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:00 pm 
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SEEMS TO BE LEAKING ALOT JUST BEHIND THE STEERING PUMP.
FRONT RIGHT HAND CORNER OF ENGINE (IF YOUR IN THE DRIVERS SEAT)
IT STARTED ABOUT A WEEK AGO BUT HISSING OUT NOW.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT IS?
IS IT JUST THE HEAD GASKET & THEY JUST GO IN A BAD WAY?
THERES NO WATER LOSS, NO OIL IN WATER.
HAVE THEY HAD AN EXSISTING PROBLEM?

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 Post subject: Re: EF OIL LEAK ENQUIRY - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:18 pm 
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It'll be that silly little gasket on top of the timing chain cover. Common problem.
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 Post subject: Re: EF OIL LEAK ENQUIRY - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:33 pm 
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what does that mean.?
timing cover off?
easy or a bugger?
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 Post subject: Re: EF OIL LEAK ENQUIRY - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:42 pm 
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could also be timing chain tensioner seal.. or the tensioner plug is a little loose
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 Post subject: Re: EF OIL LEAK ENQUIRY - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?
Posted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:45 pm 
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jaysmodels wrote:
what does that mean.?
timing cover off?
(1)easy or a (2)bugger?

"I'll take number 2 for a thousand, Bob" :)

Involves raising the engine, dropping the sump and working in a confined area at the front of the motor. Mine is doing the same thing, but as it's not my daily driver I'm just going to leave it 'til I have the $$ to pull the motor out and then I'll replace all the gaskets etc in one hit.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF OIL LEAK ENQUIRY - HEAD GASKET OR NOT?
Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:47 am 
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It'll be that silly little gasket on top of the timing chain cover. Common problem.


I agree but it'd be worth checking the tensioner seal first as Troyman said

If you going to fix this leak then you need to remove the timing cover or the head take you pick to which is easiest. I'd go with the timing cover.
For the timing cover your going to need a harmonic balancer puller. Undo the engine mounts and lift the engine up as much as possible from the bell housing. then drop the sump down onto the K frame
I also take the radiator out to give me more room.

Or you could just leave it until the head gasket fails :idea:

When you go to fix it don't use a new gasket, use a thick bead of selastic instead

 

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