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 Post subject: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:21 pm 
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hi all my ef mont has formed a oil leak its dropping to the ground but i have noticed a bit of oil on the plastic tray under the serpetime setup at the front any ideas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:26 pm 
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could be the front main seal, or the timing cover,or is it more like a power steering oil leak?

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:09 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
could be the front main seal, or the timing cover,or is it more like a power steering oil leak?


i dont think it would be the power steering as the swith and that was done recently how much roughly would the front seal or tinming cover be? if i got it done at the mechanics?

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:15 pm 
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could be power sterring actually as there is a fair bit of oil over the alternator but also a bit on bottom of sump??? this has got my f**k lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Remove the plastic under tray and give the area a clean...after a few days see where it's coming from. Also remove the belt shroud at the top to see if it can be coming from the rocker cover.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:24 pm 
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im 99% sure its power steering fluid as my powersteering level is down :( off to the car doctor tommorow :(

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Good idea. Because if you have a leaky power steering pump, you could end up with a fooked alternator.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:53 pm 
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my alternator is on its last legs because it has been soaked in oil that a leak on the front of the rocker cover. This has put oil on that bottom splash guard as well. Take of powersteering shroud and have a look. It will be very obvious if that is where the leak is coming from.
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Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:46 pm 
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my power steering leaks and ends up below at the front of the motor aswell, dont have the money to fix mine at the moment and the car isnt registered yet so im not worryed until i get rego out of the way, ill just clean it before inspection, but yes they can stuff your alternator quickly, mine just decided not to work one day on my fairmont, luckily i wasnt out anywhere and i had another 2 spares to choose from and had it going after a few days when i could be bothered to change it lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:12 pm 
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thankyou everyone for your replys it turned out to be a fuked rocker cover gasket but the car has always had heavy steering it has a new switch no squeals and a new belt any ideas?

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:39 pm 
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if your tyres are bald it will make the steering feel heavier. I assume this would also be the case with fatter tyres as the steering system has more contact with the ground to overcome. If its low on fluid top it up, your pump may be getting tired as well. Mine works brilliantly when the car is cold, but onec at operating temp it can be very heavy and the pump whines like a dying animal.
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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:12 pm 
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tyres are brand new stock size as its on stock mont rims (205/65 R15) and power steering pump has not lost any fluid since the switch was replaced and there is no whining but i didnt run pretty low on fluid a couple times when the switch was broken

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:36 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
thankyou everyone for your replys it turned out to be a fuked rocker cover gasket but the car has always had heavy steering it has a new switch no squeals and a new belt any ideas?


Power steering pump will most likely need replaced.

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:01 pm 
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fordnut1988 wrote:
thankyou everyone for your replys it turned out to be a fuked rocker cover gasket but the car has always had heavy steering it has a new switch no squeals and a new belt any ideas?


Power steering pump will most likely need replaced.


this is what im thinking its not real heavy just a bit heavier then my old ed sedan

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine oil leak
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:23 am 
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Hey guys just a bit of an update fitted new rocker cover gasket yesterday and drove down to GAB1`s place todat to grab some goodies for my mont and notice the car was pissing out oil again so me and gab started to pull stuff apart amd found the problem the damn timing chain cover is leakng so will be fixing that tommorow as well as putting my new water pump and a good second hand power steering pump on will kepp you all updated with the outcomes

 

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