Questions tagged [oil-leak]

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

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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 ...
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My coolant has oil in it could this be the coil?

I have oil in my coolant. I don't have coolant in the oil. I got told it will want flushing out and a new coil. I have a Vauxhall Astra 2006 1.6 engine
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Is messing up this gasket my fault?

I had an oil leak from the oil cooler on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L, and was having a hard time finding the oil seal / gasket. I finally found a shop that said they had one which would fit. However, when ...
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Diagnosing the oil leak in ignition distributor

Cheerz, Recently, after a long trip I have noticed that the car started to use too much oil, 1L+ for 2000km (before I was adding 0.5-1.0L along 15000km and changing it afterwards). So I started to ...
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2004 Subaru Forester black smoke oil not accelerating

I was driving my car on I - 70 and all of a sudden the oil light was flicking on and off the check engine light had been on already but the car started to lose speed and no rpms showed while I tryed ...
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Is the dye used for diagnosing oil leaks harmful to an engine?

I have concluded that my engine has an oil leak and wish to find its source(s). Upon research and reading several other answers on this site the most practical way to go about this appears to be ...
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Diagnosing an engine oil leak

I have a 2001 Honda Prelude SH w/ 190k miles and a slow oil leak (~ 0.5-1 qt/week depending on how much I drive it) that I believe ultimately comes out the lower timing belt cover. I also need a new ...
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Is it possible to confirm that my oil cooler is leaking (without removing it)?

Eeek, I see oil in the coolant reservoir of my W12 Touareg. As far as I can tell, engine temps were stable and normal prior to this sudden occurrence. Based on this, my top suspect is not the head ...
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2001 WR426F Leaks a bit of oil out of the breather tube, is it normal?

I have a Yamaha WR426F that after a bit of trailing has a small (couple drops) puddle of oil underneath it after sitting a bit. It seems to be coming from the breather tube, is that normal? I also ...
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Oil Leak

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2006 model and I recently did a head gasket change. Now there is a oil leak from the engine, behind the turbo, i cant seem to find the source, but it looks bad. Can ...
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Oil In Spark Wells (NOT Valve Gasket or Seals)

I recently purchased a 2007 Mazda6. 2.3L I4. 81k miles, and it is in great condition. The car runs fine, no symptoms of anything amiss, accelerates and idles perfectly, gas mileage is exactly as ...
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what is wrong when oil leaks from bottom of oil pan in a 1992 toyota corolla

I have a 1992 Toyota Corolla. There is oil streaming from the bottom of the OIL PAN-there is a round rubber plug there and oil is coming out of it.
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Skoda rapid 1.6 diesel, 2013.. engine oil burning

My vehicle just has first service two months back. And then engine was burning the oil. I didn't see any smoke coming backside of my vehicle. There is no mileage problem or pickup or power problems. ...
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Oil Leaking in Back of Engine: Fresh oil under the oil filter cooler

I happened to noticed fresh oil on the backside of my engine ( 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L ), right under the oil filter cooler recently, right after starting up the vehicle after not driving it for a few ...
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very low speed in fact no pick up at all and lot of vibration of my ford fiesta diesel

I don't know how to maintain a Ford Fiesta diesel car's engine which has lot of noise with no pick up and power steering oil leakage. My car has lot of problems like pick up, speed, mileage, rattling ...
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Why is oil filling up in my air intake system?

The car that I am working on displayed below is a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 DOHC. I would like to admit that my knowledge of cars is little to none. I decided to start tinkering around with it ...
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Cylinder leak down test to detect oil leakage

My 2007 Tacoma loses about 3.5 qt of oil out of 5 every about 1500 mi. I know it's low because the engine starts periodically rattling, I don't know which part but it's 100% correlated to the low oil ...
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Fixing a gasket oil/transmission fluid leak with epoxy glue - possible reaction with oil?

I'm in Sierra Leone where mechanics have an impressive flair for improvising with limited resources, but a lack of formal training and a cavalier attitude to long term safety. I've had a transmission ...
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Oil leaking into spark plug well despite new gaskets — is RTV a solution?

I replaced my valve cover gasket and the spark plug well sealer gaskets on my 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer recently because of an oil leak. The previous owner (or his mechanic) had over-tightened the bolts ...
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Oil leak: any idea of the likely source?

The oil leak is slow and builds up after time. Seems to get worse if driving over 70mph. Car is ford fiesta 1.4 tdci. The picture where i've highlighted red circle - the oil seems to build up here, ...
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Why is oil on my throttle body hose?

I've been tracking down a number of low grade oil smells in the car lately (2004 Subaru WRX). So far, that has included replacing the left front axle (was losing all kinds of grease through the boot),...