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Mskeet  



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Any advice on an oil leak? Reply with quote

Hi,

I have a really small oil leak on my UK 1988 924S, I haven't been able to get it up on a ramp yet. Looking form the front of the car, the oil leak seems to be coming from high up on the left near the oil filter, it then runs along the roll bar and drips off from the centre of that. Before I start pulling things apart - would there be an obvious leak point in that location (oil filter aside!). Thanks in advance for any help.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The oil pressure sending unit and the oil cooler gasket were both leaking on mine. They are both in that area.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

Just worried in case there is a danger it will be spaying back during driving over the belts.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the lower balance shaft seal, or balance shaft housing (o-ring) seal are always suspect in my book.

If the leak is very minor, I have used UV dye in the past to help track down the source of a small leak.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Thanks Reply with quote

I can get it up on a ramp this week and pin it down.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Thanks for replies Reply with quote

It was the oil cooler gasket, one on order.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The oil cooler gasket usually leaks antifreeze. Take a look at the oil cooler section of the shop manual here:

http://www.clarks-garage.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:14 pm    Post subject: Strange Reply with quote

It is only leaking oil. I have no milky coolant and no throthy oil, so must be oil side only.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Problem solved Reply with quote

It was the oil cooler gasket and the oil pressure sender that were leaking. Both replaced and dry as a bone.
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