Finding and Fixing an Engine Oil Leak.


Introduction: Finding and Fixing an Engine Oil Leak.

About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who tracked down the cause of my lost publications and fixed the issue. Take a bow Sam!

I recently noticed drops of oil when reversing the car into my garage. While parked no oil drips. Carefully investigating I saw oil on the engine mount bracket which made me alarmed for an oil leak so high.

Here is how I fixed this problem.

Step 1: Removing the Valve and Timing Belt Upper Covers.

The inside of the Timing Belt Upper cover shows oil which is not good at all.

Step 2: Forensic Evaluation.

Oil has been seeping from the valve cover into the Timing Belt area. The suspect here is the valve cover gasket.

Step 3: Replacing the Gasket.

Thankfully I had a spare gasket and I slotted it into place and apply silicone gasket to the corners. I cleaned off the old silicone from the engine block.

Step 4: Reinstallation and Completion.

Once bolted back in placed and torqued, I washed the engine and let it dry for 4 hours. Starting the car up and Test driving on a date shows no more oil leaks.



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