Questions tagged [oil-leak]

Questions about identifying, locating and repairing oil leaks from an engine, gearbox or differential

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Oil leak from manifold on 2016 Nissan Micra

My daughter has just bought her first car - a 2016 Nissan micra and it has an oil leak from the manifold. It is under 28 days warranty from trade centre UK. They have booked it in for repair but I am ...
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Bad pulley or Belt?

Okay so I had my car break down about a week ago and from looking at the car myself and using my common sense, after Turing the car on for about 8 seconds all I heard was squealing and smoke coming ...
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Can someone help to find the root cause of this oil leak?

I am trying to locate the root cause from where this engine is leaking oil so that I can buy all the right gaskets. What confuses me is that highest spot where the oil traces are visible is around ...
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Oil Leak from drain plug but not sure why

I changed my oil a few days ago and there is a leak coming from around the drain plug. When I first did the oil change I only screwed in back in by hand so I wouldn't strip the thread. The next day I ...
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Replace top of engine or entire engine block? Suzuki gn250 (overheated engine)

I have a suzuki gn 250 motorcycle (1997) which had an oil leak recently (rocker cover seal was leaking) causing the engine to overheat which in turn caused damage to the camshaft/camshaft bearings. ...
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Can anyone help me identify this pipe in my engine bay?

Hi. This pipe has recently developed an oil leak. It is the one I have highlighted in red. Cannot seem to get a definitive answer as to what the pipe actually is. Can anyone help me identify it ...
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Snapshot from under motorcycle - Oil leak related?

first of all I am a complete newbie with regards to motorcycle and this is actually my first bike. I own a Yamaha Vstar 950 tourer (2009), I changed oil last week. Today I parked at a shopping mall ...
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1997 ford e250 van oil in coolant but no coolant in oil

Recently my oil light keeps coming on. I checked the oil and there's none, but I don't see any leaks anywhere. It doesn't smoke, so I just added two quarts of oil. Light goes off and everything seems ...
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Safe to drive a car that have back diff leak?

I have Range Rover Sport 2013. The back diff have been leaking for a month maby 1-2 drops each morning when I go to my parking lot in the morning. I have Service 17th April for the mechanics to take ...
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'04 Camry LE leaking something

My '04 Camry is leaking something that kind of resembles old motor oil. It's fairly viscous and dark in color. I put the car on jacks, and was able to snap the following photo of the area where it's ...
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1997 Nissan what does it mean if there’s steam coming from the hood of the car

After my car has been running for a while and I park I can see steam coming from the hood. It doesn’t stop until the car cools off. I check the radiator it’s full of water/ coolant, overflow is it in ...
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2004 Crown Victoria

My Crown had her oil changed 8 days ago. I drove it home and once the next day to church. trip was about 10 miles round trip. I went out to go this morning, this is a week later, and all the oil ...
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oil in ashtray?

I reached into ashtray where I keep the key and fingers came out dripping oil...The ashtray was FULL of used oil and there was a puddle of the same on drivers floor. Coolant reservoir seems to only ...
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I drove my bike without engine oil for 100kms at 80kmph and more after which it made a shrieking sound and stopped

Hi guys I'm phani kumar and im new here, I purchased hero achiever 150 from KRISHNA SAI MOTORS, MALKAJGIRI, HYDERABAD, India authorized dealer of Hero MotoCorp Ltd. I have been facing many ...
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Is grime near the drip pan a problem?

I’m not sure if I dripped some oil during a previous oil change. Or Is something else happening that I should be worried about? The vehicle is a Sienna 2011 V6.
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Oil change done wrong

So I recently took my 2011 GMC Terrain to get an oil change. My truck takes synthetic oil so oil changes are pretty pricey! It’s only been about 2 1/2 weeks since I gotten this oil change and since ...
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Oil pan and timing cover gaskets replacement worth it?

I have a beautiful 2009 Mercury Mariner. Got her used at 147k miles and she's now at 154k and i'm really hoping to have her for awhile. I've just run into a few problems. I found out recently my ...
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What is the name of the part (1st picture)?

I could see the oil leak starts from this black rounded part (1st picture). The vehicle is Honda CR-V 2001. Thanks.
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Can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?

As the question states, can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?
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Can higher rpm exacerbate an engine leaking\burning oil?

Suppose your engine is leaking or burning oil but noticeably or only at higher rpm, why would higher rpms exacerbate leaks or burns?
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White smoke (lots) from 95 4Runner tailpipe

I have a SEVERE oil leak on my 95 4Runner (v6 3VZE). I put a quart in every day or two. Yesterday I felt she needed extra love so I put in two quarts. Now she's billowing huge plumes of white gray ...
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Gear Oil coming out of the breather accumulator after water wading

I have a Force Gurkha 4 x 4 2017 model with 18000kms on it. A few days back, I was involved with flood rescue operations in my home state of Kerala, India. The car was driven in Bonnet deep water for ...
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Should the garage be responsible for the oil pan leak and engine damage?

Two months ago I had the oil of my 2003 Renault Clio changed at the local Renault dealership. I noticed oil leaking from the pan plug, so went back. The mechanic insisted on wrapping the oil pan plug ...
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How can I diagnose what's causing oil on spark plug threads?

I changed the spark plugs for the first time on my 2008 Mazda3, ~118k miles. Three of the four plugs had oil on the threads, on the top of the plug (where the wrench sits), and on the electrode. The ...
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Suggestions for temporary sump repair

I've holed my sump. The only silver lining is that I can see everywhere I've driven as the car is leaving a trail. I managed to get a container underneath it and have caught around 1 litre of oil in ...
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2004 Nissan sentra 1.8L

I was driving the car and I was suspecting low oil but the oil light never came on. I just got off the highway and made my way through town when the car made a knocking /ticking sound almost sounded ...
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Dark thing keeps flining off the motorcycle chain

I've lubed a chain on my motorcycle a few days ago, but there's a dark thing keeps flinging all over the swingarm. I'm wondering what it might be? If it's the chain lube flinging all over, then why it ...
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Engine started to consume oil

My engine used to leak due to seal fail 6 months ago. it was a problem caused by over level oil. Now all leaks are fixed but there is still a gradual oil consumption over mileage. For the last 3 ...
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BMW E90 318d oil leak

I've recently replaced my splash shield and I found some oil spots on the oil pan. I've tried to look for the highest point where I could find leaked oil and it seemed to be near the oil filter ...
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MINI Cooper limp mode without a CEL

Yet more strangeness with my 2008 Cooper S. Limp mode comes on almost immediately after starting the car for the past few days. This displays a half-filled engine icon on the dash and greatly limits ...
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Why Engine oil Leak at bottom of Hero Passion Plus Bike engine?

(Initially i didn't know about the oil limit in passion plus) I accidentally filled 2 Litre engine oil in my Hero Passion Plus Motorcycle, which is more than specified limit (1 Litre). With that ...
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If you smell burning oil, should you continue to use your vehicle?

When the distinctive smell of oil burning off a hot surface is present after you've parked your vehicle, is it safe to continue operating it? I don't know what the leading causes of vehicle fires are, ...
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Can over-tightening an oil filter cause it to leak?

Two weeks ago I changed my oil and oil filter. Yesterday I did a brief check under the car and I noticed there was some oil leaking from the filter, probably around 10 drops in 2 weeks. I checked the ...
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Has my mechanic overfilled the oil? Audi a3 2008 1.8 TFSI

I have recently bought an Audi a3 2008 TFSI, and had a mechanic checking the engine over before buying it. He had to repair an oil leak and refilled the oil, everything seemed good to him. Today when ...
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2012 Subaru Forester: “cam case, and front cover are leaking oil”

2012 Subaru Forester, automatic, a tad under 115000 miles. Took it into the dealer for regular service and received a write-up "requiring immediate attention" that the "cam case, and front cover are ...
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Repair oil leak in gmc truck

What do you recommend to stop oil leak on intake manifold in GMC 350 gasoline truck? Have used red forma gasket?
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Excessive Oil Consumption, is there a leak?

I own an Audi A4 2008 and lately every few hundred kilometers the oil runs low (so I add oil of course). I tried to look for oil marks under the car, sometimes I see something that looks like oil and ...
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Rapid oil consumption, smoke from tailpipe and engine

I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon. It has 175,000 miles. It sat for almost 5 years. I could see oil gunk around the engine. I cleaned the engine to get a better view of what was happening. There isn't a ...
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Can't find oil leak

I own a 2007 bmw 750li and it has a oil leak i can't find. Is there a dye you can put in the oil to find the leak? I tried crawling under the car to find it, but oil is all over the engine now.
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Is it safe to re-use common automotive oil filters?

Some oil filters have an o-ring and can definitely be removed/replaced multiple times. This is not about those... How about the standard flat rubber gasket type oil filters? Specific example would ...
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Check engine Light P2181: 2008 Audi A4 2.0T Convertible

2008 Audi A4 2.0T convertible Car has been to body shop to repair the bumper as it pulled off during parking incident. After I got car repaired this Check Engine Light came. P2181: Coolant System ...
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Oil Leak at Upper Timing Cover BMW X5 2008

I have a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i (V8 engine) with 85,000 miles. The car runs well, and it had no check engine light when we handed over the keys. I just took it to get it serviced at a BMW specialist ...
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Mechanic did not exchange Coolant after fixing Oil leaks. Cooked engine [closed]

Just having a legal question. Long story "short".. We bought a Holden Cruze CD (yes one of the worst cars you can get) back in May. Two weeks ago it has been serviced at mechanic A. with a refferal to ...
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Large amount of smoke is coming out from exhaust, what could it be?

We have a 2015 Ford Fusion Titanium. As driving out of the complex we noticed a large amount of white smoke coming from the back of the car along with a lot of noise coming from the front of the car. ...
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Identifying XLH 883 Screw leaking oil

Need help identifying screw next to kickstand for 1990 883 xlh Harley Sportster. Is currently leaking oil.
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How big should an oil leak be to make engine removal worth it?

I have a 2015 Honda Civic that has a tiny oil leak between the engine and transmission. The powertrain warranty will be expiring in 500 miles, and I was thinking that the leak maybe from the rear main ...
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Is oil on the manifold dangerous or will it just burn off?

I have a 1990 Econoline 250, it has a little leak in the valve cover gasket, it sits during the winter and the gasket contracts which makes it pretty bad the first time it starts up. After that not so ...
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Vehicle cut out whilst driving

Was driving a Holden Vectra 2002 2.2 Litre, when the engine randomly cut out, went to turn back on was having difficulties turning over, on top of that after turning back on and driving the ...
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oil in coolant reservoir … urgent … Peugeot 206 Xri … 2006

I need some advice I'm broke and I need the car (like it's not an option) it hasn't overheated yet . This just happened about a week ago, I'm driving way slower like 50/60kmh and 70/90kmh when in ...
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Oil in coolant recovery tank, how urgent is it?

I was going to loan my car to a friend tomorrow, and checked the oil and tire pressure etc earlier this week, but couldn't see the coolant level, so I just went to double-check it with a drinking ...