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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-11-2016, 19:32 Thread Starter
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Engine oil leak

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Last week, I renew engine oil and found that I have a leak close to the oil filter.
This leak is here for few year now and never lead to massive leakage but I would like to fix it.
I am wondering if this is coming from oil pump tube or from cam shaft seal or somewhere underneath timing belt.

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Any help is more than welcome.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-11-2016, 19:42
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more than likely to be coming from camshaft seal and running down side of engine or behind cam covers as your photo shows oil on the coolant pipe going away from the sump. A good wash off with some brake cleaner or degreaser and look to see if you can spot from below with engine running.

Think your on the right lines though.
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Yes indeed.
My mechanic renew the timing last month. This is so bad... Hopefully the leak is extremelly low.
Thanks for the reply
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Id guess that is is from the oil cooler pipe union visible below the belt in the second picture. If the leak is small and doesn't drop on the floor then i'd leave it well alone.
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I've got to agree with E_T_V on this one - in my experience a slight weep there is a common "problem" that does not need "fixing" - mine's been weeping there for 11 years / 180,00 miles that I know of without getting worse or causing a problem.


(I can't see any coolant pipes with oil contamination in your pictures, just oily oil pipes - which are prone to corrosion if unprotected so your slight oil weep is actually doing you a favour)
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My engine also weeps oil, but I tend to think that if it doesn't need topping up between oil changes there's no point worrying about it.

In other words, if the oil level falls no more than from max to min over about 10,000 miles - just keep an eye on it. Attempting to fix any such problem is likely to be far more trouble than it's worth. Indeed, I'm sure many cars leak more than this without causing their owners to panic!
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... Indeed, I'm sure many cars leak more than this without causing their owners to panic!
Yes, because they never even bother to open the bonnet and look!

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Id guess that is is from the oil cooler pipe union visible below the belt in the second picture. If the leak is small and doesn't drop on the floor then i'd leave it well alone.
Totally agree, this looks to be an L series, all of my 3 L series have leaks far worse than your pictures show an none of them use a significant amount of oil. Anyway, it helps to stop the pipes rotting. Leave well alone.
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