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Old 02-13-2013, 05:32 PM
Tony Fields Tony Fields is offline
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Oil Leak

Spent the evening putting my 1.9 back together. Had a nasty leak around
the oil filter housing. I have never seen o rings that bad. These things had turned
into what seemed like hard plastic. Tried to flex them after I got them out
and they broke.

Not a fun car to work on....At present I have 5 band aids stuck on me.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:30 AM
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I need to do the same on my Z4. I haven't searched for instructions yet, but sounds like it will take a few hours and a little neosporin.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:17 AM
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Spent the evening putting my 1.9 back together. Had a nasty leak around
the oil filter housing. I have never seen o rings that bad. These things had turned
into what seemed like hard plastic. Tried to flex them after I got them out
and they broke.

Not a fun car to work on....At present I have 5 band aids stuck on me.
Tony, at least you got the job done. I have seen plenty of o-rings go bad with time and heat. Most notorious was on my '89 Chevy Cavalier V6. When that went, oil was EVERYWHERE!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:22 PM
Tony Fields Tony Fields is offline
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Put it on the lift today and sprayed it down with solvent. She's dry and clean
now. Also changed the oil while I had it up.

Now the wife can drive it again.
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