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Estimate on oil leak ( UPDATE !!!!!! )
Posted 26 June 2003 - 12:27 PM
It leaks oil...from the passenger side near the timing belt...its the oil pump seal or something I think. It leaks mostly when its just sitting there...but if I keep driving its not to bad. I loose about 2 quarts of oil when I stop for a decent amount of time after I've driven it a good while. It drips on the exhaust and it smokes real bad and smells terrible.
I'll let you all know what is wrong with it and stuff...I hope it dosn't cost more than like $400.
Posted 26 June 2003 - 01:00 PM
Posted 26 June 2003 - 05:18 PM
or rear main seal..
or leaky sep. plate....
let us know what you find out.
Posted 27 June 2003 - 10:01 AM
replace the plate seal and cam seal without removing it ?
Posted 27 June 2003 - 10:49 AM
The leak is near the timing belt. Why are we discussing seals at the back of the engine?
Posted 27 June 2003 - 02:37 PM
likely culprits are gonna be crank seal or oil pump...
Posted 27 June 2003 - 04:26 PM
Posted 27 June 2003 - 08:16 PM
1. front crank seal
2. oil pump shaft seal
3. oil pump gasket
4. timing belt
5. front camshaft seals
6. camshaft cover gaskets
7. camshaft cover bolt seals
You might want to consider (depending on mileage) replacing the water pump too. If you do this, don't forget to replace the O-ring at the end of the tube that fits into the water pump. There are a couple of small water hoses that are near the water pump (hard to get at) that should be replaced just for peace of mind.
The reason for the water pump replacement is that it's not very expensive, and you have to remove the timing belt (lots of labour) to get at the water pump.
Your engine won't leak oil any more. Worked beautifully on my 92 Legacy (470,000 km), will be done to the 95 Legacy (190,000 Km) in a couple of weeks.
2 XT6, 2 Legacy, 1 Loyale
Posted 28 June 2003 - 07:11 AM
I did all that on my 96 Brighton a few weeks ago but I still have a rather "good" leak coming from the rear of the engine. Probably rear crank and/or cam seals and/or that plate at the rear of the engine.
The problem seems to be you have to wait for clutch replacement time to take care of those.
Never had oil leads coming from the rear on your 92 or 95 ?
Posted 28 June 2003 - 10:22 AM
Posted 28 June 2003 - 10:28 AM
I dunno if we are going to take it to the dealer or to a different mechanic to get the work done.
Posted 01 July 2003 - 09:20 AM
Guest_1 Lucky Texan_*
Posted 01 July 2003 - 09:33 AM
Around here (Texas) labor rates are between $53(independent) to over $65 at most dealerships. I doubt the parts are expensive - others here would know.
Might make sense to ask about warranty on repair work but that's probably standard too.
1 Lucky Texan
Posted 01 July 2003 - 04:17 PM
1. front crank seals ($5 each)
2. oil pump shaft seal (same as crank seal?)
3. oil pump gasket (made of Permex Ultra Black)
4. Timing belt ($45)
5. Front camshaft seals aka oil seals ($6 each)
6. Little o-ring behind oil pump ($28, part name?)
7. Water pump ($63)
8. Thermostat ($9)
9. Upper hose ($10)
10. Lower hose ($10)
I know I can do the valve cover seals and their bushings without removing the timing belt so I didn't list them.
Posted 02 July 2003 - 07:39 AM
Dont's give in to the temptation of putting the seal on the oil pump's housing before replacing it. I ruined a crank seal doing that and had to buy another one.
You could also replace a small and short angled hose connecting to the water pump.
That's the extent of the help I can give you.
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