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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:03 pm 
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well i changed my oil a couple of weekends ago with the standard 15w40, last night it started leaking at work and left two fairly big puddles, as big a standard size bream haha. i was wondering if the oil could be too thin or i should use non synthetic as im coming up to the 300,000kms mark?
this motor is givin me s**t i tells yas

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:22 pm 
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shouldn't leak no matter what oil your using, check where the leaks coming from and fix it..hopefully its just the sump plug and not the rear main
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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:02 pm 
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what filter did you use? i have used a coper filter before and had the same result, ages ago, there was a batch that went out with the incorrect sze seal, cause the seal was too small it didn't seal preoperly and leaked acordingly.

But yeah check your sump plug, and make sure your oil filter is nace and tight, can be easily overlooked.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:26 pm 
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yeah, i checked the sump plug its tight, the filter is a ryco and tight. i might bite the bullet and do another oil change with another filter brand and give the sump plug a good clean and new seal maybe.
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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:28 pm 
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did the old oil filter seal come off with the old filter?sometimes they stay on then theres 2 and will leak.iv never seen a ryco filter leak in my 7 years using them

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:33 pm 
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i dont think so...would it be leaking as bad as it has though....heaps

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:54 am 
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i dont think so...would it be leaking as bad as it has though....heaps


Yes if there are 2 seals (one old and one new) on top of each other, then oil would leak like a b**ch. I think someone on here did that and started the car and lost a litre instantly. My sister's fiance did the same and lost 2L upon start up...

So it could be or couldn't be since you didn't lose any during start up.

Trace back to where the leaking is coming from and you'll know what's happened.

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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:11 pm 
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yeah ill jack it up tomorrow and have a look.the boss loves his oil leaked carpark tell you that much haha.
do the sump plugs usually leak?or could there be some grit in there.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:52 pm 
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no the sump plugs do not usually leak. I'm gonna lead towards it being your oil filter. and either a lack of seal, to many seals or the incorrect seal.

Remember the oil system is pressurised as it will effectivly pump it out as you drive.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:42 pm 
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hmmm, well i might do an oil change tomorrow and scrub the oil filter seal area and the sump plug. can sumps crack?i dont think ive hit anything lately.anyone have a reconditioned motor they wanna give/install for me haha

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:42 pm 
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i wouldnt do another oil change on it unless i knew where the leak was. check the rear main, oil filter, sump plug and sump gasket. give it a degrease take it for a run and it should show where the leak is good luck :)
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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:37 pm 
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does the sump plug still have its washer?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:18 pm 
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Surely you would figure out where it's leaking from first?

 

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