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Oil at the bottom of timing belt cover
Posted 14 August 2003 - 11:47 PM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Also check for oil seepage along bottom of timing belt cover. If you see it, point it out and negotiate $$$. The repair is simple at the time of timing belt change.[/quote]
in a different topic. I noticed some oil on the bottom of my timing belt cover when I changed the oil a couple weekends ago. Where does it come from? There were also some grooved rubber seals that weren't seated right. I got them back onto their channel, but I couldn't tell if the oil was coming from behind them or if it was splashing around under the plug (I reused the crush washer -- the car still gave up 4.5 of the 4.7 quarts though).
'98 Forester (DOHC 2.5L)
I'll try to remember to take a picture this weekend if somebody wants clarification and can help.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 01:02 AM
Could be a valve cover seal, but there would also be oil along the bottom of the engine.
A reused crush washer on the oil pan might cause a drip, but no splashing.
Posted 15 August 2003 - 06:02 AM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 12:38 PM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 01:46 PM
Posted 15 August 2003 - 02:33 PM
It was the oil pump o-ring that was leaking. Since I was due soon for the t-belt change I changed the o-ring, all cam seals (also prone to leaking some time on the 2.5) and the t-belt as they have to take it off anyways and its cheaper that do it all at once than to do the t-belt months down the road.
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