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Old 07-09-2019, 09:54 AM   #1
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Mystery Oil Leak Passenger Side... Help..

I have this oil leak that leaks all over the passenger bottom side of the motor. Oil will be on intercooler piping, passenger side part of oil pan(not drivers side). Changed out oil return line because it was kinked thinking that was the issue & it still leaks. Oil is visible all the way to the control arm. Camshaft seal was replaced.

Any idea where it can be coming from anyone?





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Old 07-13-2019, 10:14 PM   #2
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Value cover gasket rear possibly.

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:15 PM   #3
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How many miles?

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Old 07-13-2019, 11:08 PM   #4
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The motor just got a rebuilt head and new timing belt and tensioner about 2-3k miles ago. It currently has 147k miles on it.

Just replaced the oil pan gasket. Can you explain how a valve cover gasket will leak all the way down ?


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Throw any p0299 codes? I had to replace my turbo muffler o ring after doing the timing chain tensioner. Maybe the pressed o-ring on the lower timing chain cover?
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:59 AM   #6
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Throw any p0299 codes? I had to replace my turbo muffler o ring after doing the timing chain tensioner. Maybe the pressed o-ring on the lower timing chain cover?


I have not thrown any p0299 codes, I have thrown a p0011 & p2293 code. The pressed o-ring is the crankshaft seal I was talking about that I replaced as well.


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Just replaced the oil pan gasket. Can you explain how a valve cover gasket will leak all the way down ?


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At the risk of sounding like a smart ass. Gravity.

With oil leaks i have found its best to look up from where you have oil to where there isnít and work your way to the leak. For example, if you have oil all down the back (firewall side) of the engine I would look to see where itís wet and look up from there to find the leak, some folks may have different opinions but thatís what Iíve done in the past and itís been successful. Other folks may chime in to see whatís worked for them.

Oh I almost forgot. Clean the area 1st before trying to diagnose these issues.




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At the risk of sounding like a smart ass. Gravity.

With oil leaks i have found its best to look up from where you have oil to where there isnít and work your way to the leak. For example, if you have oil all down the back (firewall side) of the engine I would look to see where itís wet and look up from there to find the leak, some folks may have different opinions but thatís what Iíve done in the past and itís been successful. Other folks may chime in to see whatís worked for them.

Oh I almost forgot. Clean the area 1st before trying to diagnose these issues.




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Changed the valve cover gasket, since itís a cheap easy fix. Will keep updating if it continues to leak. There was oil in the back of valve cover. So hopefully that was the leak



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