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 Post subject: Oil Leak
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Hey guys just a quicky, picked up el cheapo motoro. Bringing it up the driveway in the trailer and this ef gli motor starts leaking oil out of the bottom flyhwheel bolt holes. (Was alright till a few speedbumps smacked it around) Does this mean rear main seal or something else?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:08 pm 
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If it was me, I would be replacing as many gaskets/items as I could while the engine was out. I would also include in that the welsh plugs

Sump gasket
Main gaskets
Welch plugs
Inlet man. gasket
Rocker gasket
Timing case seal
Coil pack
Spark plug leads

And while the engine bay was empty:
All heater hoses
Power steering hoses, high and low pressure
Steering rack (If it's an EF it's probably stuffed by now :lol: )


All these will be 1,000 times easier to replace while the engine is out


Have fun :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:16 pm 
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+1 to what creeture3 said

Add to the list, the heater bypass piping (the one travels from the back of the water pump, wraps around the back of the engine and stops under the BBM) and give your radiator and heater core a good flush.

If you're keen, new engine mounts would be good too.

I like to also say that it would be wise to change all the hoses while you're at it. I didn't on my EL and I ended up splitting the heater hose at the drag strip...had to replace all the hoses while the engine was in and I'll tell you, it ain't fun.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:10 pm 
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Thanks guys, that is best practice, I know, but I'm currently getting a motor rebuilt, with a forged bottom end and head work for a turbo application. The original motor is at the shop now and everything in the engine bay that needs replacing, has been replaced. I picked this motor up for $150 to have some fun to tide me over and before I have to sell the manual. So I don't really want to rebuild 2 motors, just need to know why oil is coming out of the flywheel holes.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:00 pm 
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Oil can't be coming out of the flywheel holes, because they are drilled into the end of the crankshaft flange, and have no connection to the sump/engine

I can only assume that you mean the bolt holes that attach either the torque converter, or in the case of a manuel, the clutch plate

I would suggest that the rear main is leaking, and oil is dribbling down into the holes.

See above
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:20 am 
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if the crank has no flywheel bolts in it then oil will come out,
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:51 am 
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So the engines not in the car, and it looks like rear main I'd say it is. Can also leak from back of rocker cover and look like rear main but you'd be able to tell with motor out.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:19 am 
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Thank guys, yeap motor is out, no flywheel is in and it deffo looked like it was coming out the flywheel holes. Will double check but for 1/3rd the price of the engine I may flag the rear main for now.
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