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running engine oil drip?

leaking oil

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#1 cornbreadfed



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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:27 PM

First time posting .. I have a 87 gl dr with a weber installation I have done with the help from this great place. Problem I'm having is when I have the motor running its dripping oil from somewhere pretty sure it isn't the oil pan.. took a pic #1 is like a 10-15 sec drip.. #2 is just showing another drip ..ideas?

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#2 l75eya


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:41 PM

Oil filter maybe. Or the pump itself perhaps.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:12 AM

Pressure sending unit for the gauge.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 05:45 AM

it's really dirty so hard to tell where it's emanating from but it appears it could be above the oil sending unit.


looks like oil pump or crank seal to me.


that requires taking the timing belt off so if it's never been done the proper maintenance for reliability/longevity would be:

1.  reseal the oil pump (2 orings and a shaft seal)

2.  replace crank seal

3.  replace cam seals and two cam cap orings

4.  replace the timing components - belt, tensioners, pulley - the kits are only $60 - $100 online for everything.


takes a couple hours and is rather easy to do.  do that and you've got a reliable 50,000 miles coming from it.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:04 PM

I plan to clean it up a bit today.. but I think the oil was coming from somewhere under the timing belt cover.. thanks for the input

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 07:52 PM

Well got most that oil off the bottom of the motor and took the timing belt cover.. took me a while with a pinching back :-( so does it look like cam seal is bad?

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#7 bratman2


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Posted 26 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

Could be. Grossary already stated what would have to be done. There is almost no way to tell from pictures once the oil has coated parts as such. It is one or more of the items he mentioned. For $100.00 and some of your time you can eliminate all possible sources.

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