View Full Version : May have found engine oil leak... any insights?
10-18-2009, 07:00 PM
I may have found my leak. I'm sure I'll have to take it to a mechanic, has anyone had this kind of leak before?
Here are the pics.
10-19-2009, 07:09 AM
Hard to tell from the pics but if it's up front on the drivers side I would guess the oil filter housing o-ring gasket is bad. Requires removal of the alternator and oil filter housing to fix. The gasket is cheap but the labor will be a couple of hours probably.
10-19-2009, 08:33 PM
Thanks! I was able to lift the car a little bit and saw its also a little wet behind there... so, it may be something else. But it is for sure in the area of the Alternator... oi...
10-20-2009, 08:33 AM
Just clean it off real good with Brake Klean to remove the old oil. Now you will be able to see where it's coming from. Could also be a head gasket but that's an unusual area for a head gasket problem.
11-01-2009, 08:43 PM
I've seen VC leaks go down the head and be blown back into that area too.
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