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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:20 pm 
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jet the degreaser do the work, small brushes to help break stuff up, you can use the hose, just don't have it running flat out so it sprays and splashes everywhere, you only need enough flow to wash the degreaser off when you are ready to remove it. Just some stiff brushes like what your mum would use to clean the dishes.

 

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:49 pm 
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G'day dc_todd (Dave)

No worries,

I'll be doing that this weekend.

I'll be using nylon brushes.

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:50 pm 
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yeah my car did pretty much the same thing not long ago we changed the crank seal twice and the sump gasket before we found it but all fixed now 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:55 pm 
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61xkwagon wrote:
yeah my car did pretty much the same thing not long ago we changed the crank seal twice and the sump gasket before we found it but all fixed now 8-)


So what was the cause of that leak that has since been fixed?

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:04 pm 
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yeah it was exactly the same marks of oil on the suspension and everything and it was the timing chain adjuster

 

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:43 pm 
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61xkwagon wrote:
yeah it was exactly the same marks of oil on the suspension and everything and it was the timing chain adjuster


Timing chain adjuster hey!!!

Thanks mate. I'll be doing mine this weekend or early next week before my long trip.

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:12 am 
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ok sorry for the long reply,

A few places to look are the gasket between the rocker cover and head, also behind the tensioner where the head meets the timing case.

The rocker cover gaskets can get old and perish allowing for oil to weap, same applis for the seal between the head and timing cover. Prey its not this one, to fix properly you need to lift the head or drop the timing cover and sump.

PM me your email address I'll send some pics of the areas I am talking about.

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:15 am 
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G'day Dave,

Thanks for your message,

My email address is bondy59@hotmail.com

I look forward to receiving your pics.

Cheers, Peter
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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:19 am 
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dc_todd wrote:
same applies for the seal between the head and timing cover. Prey its not this one, to fix properly you need to lift the head or drop the timing cover and sump.


no need to lower the sump in the AU's when removing timing cover
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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:54 pm 
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Thanks for that Ford fairmont,

I wont be lowering the sump to get to this problem.

I gave the area a degrease and a hose under low pressure, shes clean now, but after 5 or 6 days I have noticed has been coming somewhere from the side where the Power Steering pump is bolted to the engine. The oil is slowly covering the water pump and tracking down.

So yeah, its not from the sump and also does look like oil on the other side which could be from the timing cover case.

It was bound to happen.

Would like to get this fixed before going to Hervey Bay for some deep sea fishing.

Does all the fittings have to come off, also do I need to remove the radiator fans before hand so I can replace the timing chain gasket and the O Ring?

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:45 am 
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i would remove the power steering pump and check the cam chain tensioner plug, these are common for vibrating loose and leaking oil...
its could be as simple as just tightening it up a little
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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:15 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
i would remove the power steering pump and check the cam chain tensioner plug, these are common for vibrating loose and leaking oil...
its could be as simple as just tightening it up a little


TROYMAN,

Apart from having spanners to remove the power steering pump, are there any other tools and precautions I should have and take?

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:48 am 
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re: Tensioner bolts

theres a middle plug which i normally just smear some perma blue sealant on it and screw it back in, but if its the outer casing you need to invent a way to unscrew it because it only has two dowel slots. Then fit a new o-ring

and if the outer is pulled out, the chain tensioner will spring out to its fullest position and you will reset that again. Pretty easy when it all sitting in front of you

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:10 pm 
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Hmmm,

Sounds like this is going to be tricky for something that looks easy to do.

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 Post subject: Re: stop oil leaks
Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:57 pm 
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sooty72 wrote:
It is not an oil leak. It is a factory-fitted rust prevention system. Most fords have it, seems to have been a very popular option. :lol:


I have been fully rust proofed for the next 20 years.

Imagine if you will degreasing the car looking for an odd oil leak. Which loosened off an already loose tensioner nut then drive 1500km using 4 litres of oil suddenly. Rust proofing indeed, the bottom of the car and the back window are black. Hence I needed to find a solution and I googled this page on the forums.

Thanks guys for helping find an oil leak that has been hiding up under the Power Steering pump. 10 bolts some of which are in difficult places to use a spanner on just to access the problem part, not funny.
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