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Author Topic: Now.... an oil leak.  (Read 584 times)

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

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

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2021, 11:06:43 am »
Looks fine to me, I wouldn’t worry about it myself but then I don’t 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 they’re 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.
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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2021, 11:24:21 am »
I feel like it’s only me and you on here LOL

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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
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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.

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

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

Much further up beyond the crank sensor.

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 02:11:21 pm »
I don’t really understand much about these parts of the engine unit, but could you just tighten the bolts up a bit? Might help?
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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 can’t 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 there’s no oil splattered everywhere then you stand better chance of locating the source.

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

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Re: Now.... an oil leak.
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2021, 09:08:27 pm »
I know it’s coming from that part with the 2 small bolts, but I don’t know where it’s running from to get on that.

Praying it’s 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 »
It’s on the off side, I’ve worked out that the silver part, it has a small hex bolt, that’s the water pump drain. It’s coming over the top, and down the back of the water pump.

It’s 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 that’s 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 it’s 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 doesn’t sound too difficult... does this also include other work being done please
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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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