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 Post subject: Oil leak from balancer area.
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:43 pm 
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Yeah Gday,

got a small oil leak from harmonic balancer area, mech tried new crank seal but still happenin. same area.

Have been reading about sealant in the balancer keyway / woodruff key?? Is this something that could be easily missed and give a small leak. Where is this keyway on the balancer.

changed oil recently and it got dirty/black in a couple of days? can alot of contaminents get in through this leak, since quite a bit is getting out.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil leak from balancer area.
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:53 pm 
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The ford I6 was designed to leak oil from the factory, haha.

Could be coming from the timing cover, or the front of the sump gasket too. Shouldnt need any sealant on the keyway, mine has been fine after recent timing cover and seal change.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:49 pm 
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new crank seal wont help if the old seal has worn a small groove into the balancer. If the new seal didnt fix it, then try a new balancer, some aftermarket ones are better than others.
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Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:12 pm 
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It seems I may have this problem too. There's oil all over my alternator and sqealing like a pig on my belt...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil leak from balancer area.
Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:28 pm 
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metasaiah wrote:
It seems I may have this problem too. There's oil all over my alternator and sqealing like a pig on my belt...


The oil on your alternator could be coming from the power steering pump.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:43 pm 
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yes i have noticed that they do leak through the keyway sometimes.....putting some silicon on the keyway fixed it....cant remember if i had to take the balancer off though or not

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:33 pm 
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cjh wrote:
metasaiah wrote:
It seems I may have this problem too. There's oil all over my alternator and sqealing like a pig on my belt...


The oil on your alternator could be coming from the power steering pump.


You might want to check your power steering fluid ain't leaking metasaiah...it might catch on fire and burn your engine bay to a crisp...has happened before. Power steering fluid is flammable if you didn't know.

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Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:31 pm 
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cjh wrote:
metasaiah wrote:
It seems I may have this problem too. There's oil all over my alternator and sqealing like a pig on my belt...


The oil on your alternator could be coming from the power steering pump.


More than likely from the timing chain tensioner piston. You have to remove the power steering pump and bracket to access it.
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Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:19 pm 
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phongus wrote:
cjh wrote:
metasaiah wrote:
It seems I may have this problem too. There's oil all over my alternator and sqealing like a pig on my belt...


The oil on your alternator could be coming from the power steering pump.


You might want to check your power steering fluid ain't leaking metasaiah...it might catch on fire and burn your engine bay to a crisp...has happened before. Power steering fluid is flammable if you didn't know.

phong =P~


Power steering appears to be fine as far as I can tell. Started degreasing the car today...

 

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