Questions tagged [oil-leak]

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

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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 ...
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Toyota Conquest 2e

Please help out. Oil is leaking from the cam seal. I replaced the seal 4 times. When the mechanic pushes in the seal, it gets in easily with no effort. After that, you start the engine and the seal ...
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I ran my car on almost no oil for a few weeks before realizing the problem. Now what?

So let me preface this by saying that I follow all of the manufacturer's suggested maintenance and religiously get my oil changed every 5K miles. However, my 2007 Mazdaspeed6 is about due for its 120k ...
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2004 Tahoe: Oil and Coolant Dissapearing

In my 2004 Tahoe both my coolant in my oil are disappearing. I have no trace of liquid underneath the vehicle when parked. However, every month or so we will get an engine coolant hot message and I ...
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Oil leak, weird engine noise, power steering cuts in and out [MX-5 Mk1 1997]

Last time I drove my car, it was making an odd whirring/quacking sound, mainly in lower gears and when I turned. The power steering was cutting out for a fraction of a second at a time, while making ...
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oil leak over tappet cover of suzuki swift 92

I have a Suzuki swift 93. I recently changed its piston rings, clutch and pressure plates, and a few other small things. i didn't do the whole engine. Now the engine leaks/spews a little oil from the ...
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Honda CBR125R oil leak after service

I am not mechanically inclined at all, so I take my bike to an approved Honda dealership for services. Unfortunately, the other day my oil pump broke with a long trip still ahead. Unfortunately I ...
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Minor oil leak and very little white smoke

I have a 2000 Ford Taurus (engine is a 24 overhead cam) and lately we've noticed a bit of oil on the engine and intake valve, along with the occasional, barely visible white smoke. It starts and runs ...
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Oil Leak from Drain Plug

I have a 2008 Audi RS4 with a slow oil leak from the oil drain plug. I have added about 1 qt/1000 miles lately to give you an idea of how much is leaking. I have been told by a repair shop that the ...
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08 Mazda CX-9: Is this a transmission leak?

After doing my first oil change etc, I noticed whist under the car some isolated gunk/oil/? by what looks like transmission pan: As well as something on the left (do not know what this is): I am not ...
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My Van Burns Oil Quickly With No Smoke or Visible Leak

I have a 1997 Dodge 3500 Van that uses 1 quart of oil every 400 miles.There are no visible leaks, no blue or grey smoke.
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White smoke and burning smell from engine area, can you spot the oil leak?

I own an Audi A4 2008. When I drive the car for more than 15 minutes I get white smoke coming from under the hood and a burning smell getting into my air conditioning system. When I open the hood, I ...
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My motorbikes front fork oil is leaking and making a noise in brakes

I am from Bangalore! I own a pulsar 200ns and my bike has a bent fork. Due this the bike's fork oil started leaking. I got the forks done but it's still leaking. What should I do?? Is it OK??? Do I ...
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BMW 320d Coupe - Oil Leak

I've recently had an advisory on my BMW 320d Coupe (E92 2008) as to an oil leak. True BMW fashion, they've informed me of a leak but without paying they wont tell me where. Not to be out witted, I've ...
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Suddenly have oil leaks in lots of different places

06 Solstice 2.4, engine rebuilt about 7k-10k miles ago. I noticed some oil on the side and bottom of the oil pan. After poking around some more, I found evidence of leaks at: Where the turbo oil ...
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Oil in my radiator, but no water in my oil

I have a '95 Chevy S10 4.3 liter V6 Vortec. There was oil in my radiator so I replaced the intake gaskets. But, it has started doing it again. I changed the oil last week, but I now I'm about a ...
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What year did they upgrade the separator plate on the Subaru Forester from plastic to aluminum?

I have a 2005 Subaru Forester 2.5x non-turbo with 92k miles and I believe the separator plate may be leaking. The oil leak is in the middle, towards the rear of the engine, where the engine and trans ...
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Oil is leaking to my spark plugs. how do I clean it?

I have a 93 Honda Accord and it won't turn over. I listened to see if it was the fuel pump but that was not the problem. I finally removed the valve cover gasket and found about an inch of oil where ...
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Engine Oil Change Leak Seizing?

Sorry for the long question, it is necessary. My car is a 2015 Kia Forte Ex (GDI engine 20k miles) I took my car to get an oil change, tuneup etc. They messed up and it had a major oil leak which ...
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Volkswagen Golf Mk5 2005 2.0L Oil pooling on top of engine

My Volkswagen Golf has been leaking oil from the bolts which go into the engine. I'm no mechanic and don't know the proper terms, but can anyone tell me if this is a serious issue and if it will need ...
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Stripped Threads on inside of Oil Drain (Motorcycle; '72 Honda CB750)

I recently bought a '72 Honda CB750. There is a small oil leak (just a consistent but seldom drip) from the oil drain plug underneath the bike. The other day I went to change the oil for the first ...
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Engine Warning Light of dash?

I have a Holden Cruze 2009 CDX. I have discovered a leak coming from ky oil filter and its lnding on the exhaust pipe causing a light oil smell. I also have an engine warning light that displays, my ...
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replacing parts for Oil leaks on mercedes 230 slk 2001 and time it takes

How long should it take to replace a crankshaft seal and camshaft adjuster magnet on 2001 slk230 mercedes? And, wouldn"t you notice a oil pan gasket leak when you saw other 2 leaks?
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Holden Captiva - Lots of oil pouring out the radiator expansion tank

On my 2012 Holden Captiva 2.2 diesel car the radiator expansion tank has filled with engine oil and now the oil is pouring out of the expansion tank. I am at a loss to why/how this has happened. Any ...
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2010 Toyota Corolla 4-cylinder

Has had regular oil changes... noted oil very low. Added oil. How will I know if there's damage done? Prior the car was making a fine sound with acceleration...now its quiet. I noticed there's a ...
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Oil leak after oil change

Had my oil changed, went home, went back outside later, and found a puddle of oil under my truck. I called the shop and they said bring it back again. Then they told me that someone had put an ...
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Tell tale signs of a valve cover leak?

Car: 2008 Audi S5 4.2L I found an oil leak at the bottom of my car near the engine/trans, which lead me to believe the rear main seal. However, one mechanic told me it was the timing cover gasket, ...
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Can leaky cylinder explain oil loss to burning?

One out of the 6 of my Toyota Tacoma cylinders is mildly leaking, as indicated by a cylinder leakdown test. While other cylinders are leaking only something like 5-10%, this one leaks about 20% of the ...
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Small amunt of oil leaking from between cylinder head and engine block - what does it indicate?

Over about 1,000 miles the engine develops small amount of oil present from the seal between the cylinder head and engine block. AFAIK it indicates head gasket failing. The car has been driven for ...
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Mazda mx5 mk1 1990 Cam oil seal leak B6 engine with 167.000km

Some history first, I had oil leaks in almost every top part of the engine. I changed, the cam cover gasket, cam oil seals and I put instant gasket on the cover edges for better sealing. That was ...
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Mitsubishi Pajero (suv) 1992 v6 3000 Differential Oil Leak

A few months ago I noticed that the rear differential was wet, with rigid oily soil.I used my screw driver to remove the stiff oily soil. the down part to the front of the car was wet. After removing ...