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 Post subject: Oil Leak
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:57 pm 
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So I appear to have an oil leak from the front of the engine. I was wondering what common places to leak are? I'm pretty sure its not the oil pressure sender and it *looks* like it might be the timer cover (but want to see if there are other avenues seeing as thats a s**t to replace gaskets).

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:48 pm 
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most probably timing cover
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:13 pm 
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possibly the rocker cover right at the front in the crescent, they are known a little to push out there. have you looked? degreased the motor and then checked for tracks of new oil?

I would suggest you look after a degrease.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:53 pm 
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Most common big leaks at the front are the timing chain tensioner and the front crank seal.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:14 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
possibly the rocker cover right at the front in the crescent, they are known a little to push out there. have you looked? degreased the motor and then checked for tracks of new oil?

I would suggest you look after a degrease.


Yes, i've cleaned and thats what got me onto the timing cover - the area just under the thermostat was wet (with oil). Okay, well if I reseal the timing cover I may as well redo the tensioner seals and main front seal whilst everything is apart - and the rocker cover seal at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:40 pm 
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They leak from between the timing case and head where the "c" gasket goes
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