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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-08-2015, 21:25 Thread Starter
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Oil Leak on ZT-T 1.8 turbo

I have just got ZT-T 1.8 turbo that arrived a couple of days ago. The previous owner stated that he was driving home on a long trip and a few miles from home it started smoking.

The car is not losing coolant but has a very bad oil leak from somewhere on the left hand side of the engine (alternator & belt is soaked) the exhaust is throwing loads of smoke out that smells very oily.. I am no expert on this engine but could it be as simple as a gasket leaking on the rocker cover? any advice gratefully received.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-08-2015, 09:54
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The oil is being burned in the cylinders, so there's an internal leak as well as what you can see outside. There could be several reasons for oil burning, but together with an external leak, I'd suggest the head gasket is the obvious suspect. Does it drive normally otherwise?

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