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 Post subject: EF Oil Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Hey guys, I'm just wondering if anyone can help, I recently pulled the i6 out of my EF and put in a V8 out of another EF. Everything is working fine but there is a oil leak somewhere and I can't find it. It wasn't leaking in the previous car but I just can't see where its coming from. It drips on the ground about in line with firewall. I realize without seeing it you'd find it difficult to pinpoint but I'm just after any ideas. Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: EF Oil Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:05 pm 
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Either rear of rocker covers or rear main seal.
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 Post subject: Re: EF Oil Leak
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Changed the rocker cover gaskets today and still doing it :-( it leaks for about 20mins then stops
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 Post subject: Re: EF Oil Leak
Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:47 am 
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Always start at top, as oil drips down....obviously. It also gets blown/washed/thrown around... Id wash the engine really well, then start my search.... Is the oil viscosity too thin?
Also, not meaning any offence, are the r/c gskts fitted properly, you cleaned both surfaces, used a dab of sealant, torqued the bolts up enough/didnt over tighten or pinch something? Just an suggestion...
Also, youll have to recheck the bolts again in a few days/weeks after doing it....

Its strange its flowing out like that for 10mins and cant be found, id freak if mine was doing that...

 

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