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'98 OBW Oil Pump Seal Help!!
Posted 24 November 2003 - 06:24 AM
64K on it. I bought it new and have routinely changed the oil every 3-4K. I've not had any other issues with this car.
My research on this board and others indicates that this oil leak is either the oil pump 'O' ring , loose backing plate for the oil pump, or cam seal or valve cover gaskets.
I tend to think it is the oil pump 'O' ring.
What else should I replace while my mechanic is doing the oil pump O ring? Thanks!
Posted 24 November 2003 - 07:08 AM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 05:14 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 07:19 PM
99obw, so how much am I looking at for that laundry list in terms of $$? Assuming 10% less then avg. dealer service cost.s?
Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:26 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:42 PM
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:48 PM
There are some gaskets that go on the timing belt covers that you may want to replace based on condition that I haven't included here.
The DOHC Phase I really is a fascinating engine, are you sure you don't want to do it yourself. Just kidding...
BTW: Keeping the PCV valve changed may prevent oil leaks. It pulls a gentle vacuum on the oil side of things and "holds it in" so to speak. When they go bad the pressure that builds can force oil out.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 10:54 PM
First of all you need to get the oil leak fixed. I don't know the minimum to do that in your case but the estimate I gave should serve as a worst case. The timing belt absolutely has to be changed due to oil exposure. If your timing belt breaks so will your wallet. Everything needs to be cleaned of oil. Make sure the PCV valve gets changed. That should get you to 100k.
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