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Author Topic: Now.... an oil leak.  (Read 285 times)

Offline Russats

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Now.... an oil leak.
« on: April 11, 2021, 10:57:49 AM »
Jeez!! This car!!

Oil is leaking, I think itís from the cam position sensor. Can anyone advise otherwise please? 7542-07544-1

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 11:06:43 AM »
Looks fine to me, I wouldnít worry about it myself but then I donít really know if this is significant or not. The wiser more experienced car experts on here will be able to discern a more informed opinion.

A wise man once said to me, fear not the engine oil leaks as long as theyíre not too bad as it stops stuff from rusting. Add a dash of oil every few months and it should stay in tip top condition.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Russats

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 11:24:21 AM »
I feel like itís only me and you on here LOL

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 11:50:27 AM »
Hehe, I know the feeling... I love it when it gets busy and chatty on here, there are so many nice people but I think a lot of them must have very busy lives... always nice when they come and chat though lol
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2021, 01:39:40 PM »
Looks like you cleaned it off a bit are you sure it's leaking from the sensor?, the crank sensor does have an O ring to seal it but as it's quite close to the crank pulley it may be the crank pulley seal leaking.
Of course it may be something above leaking and running down.
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Offline Russats

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 01:41:24 PM »
Definitely leaking further up.
Only leaks while itís running also.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 01:43:55 PM »
I think itís leaking from here..... 7546-0

Much further up beyond the crank sensor.

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Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 02:11:21 PM »
I donít really understand much about these parts of the engine unit, but could you just tighten the bolts up a bit? Might help?
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

Offline Russats

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2021, 03:28:40 PM »
Tried that..... it still leaks.

So frustrating that you canít see from the top end.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2021, 05:59:37 PM »
I would give it a real good clean off so thereís no oil splattered everywhere then you stand better chance of locating the source.

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2021, 06:13:55 PM »
Yes, a dam good wipe down and then it will be easier to spot where the oil might be coming from
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2021, 09:08:27 PM »
I know itís coming from that part with the 2 small bolts, but I donít know where itís running from to get on that.

Praying itís not the cam seal.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2021, 10:42:18 PM »
Is that the cambelt cover? If so can it be taken off easily to have a look inside

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2021, 03:01:11 PM »
Are you 100% its oil and not diesel? I'm struggling a little to work out where we are from those photos but it looks like its on the near side of the block, under the HPFP hence I wouldn't rule out a diesel leak!
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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2021, 08:24:40 PM »
Itís on the off side, Iíve worked out that the silver part, it has a small hex bolt, thatís the water pump drain. Itís coming over the top, and down the back of the water pump.

Itís going to a french engine specialist weds.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2021, 08:42:31 PM »
Crankshaft seal was where the leak was. They will also be replacing the cambelt as thatís saturated in oil. £600 bill incoming.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2021, 09:58:49 PM »
At least itís been caught before the belt failed.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2021, 10:40:05 PM »
£600 seems like quite a lot of money for a job which doesnít sound too difficult... does this also include other work being done please
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2021, 07:37:18 PM »
I stand corrected, it was the camshaft seal leaking, crankshaft seal also changed, as it looked at bit rough.

 

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