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Old 01-02-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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Default How bad is a leaky front crank seal or oil pump?

I have some type of leak behind the timing belt cover. It appears to be coming from the center of the engine so I'm guessing it is either the crank seal or the oil pump. So how bad is it if I watch my oil level and oil pressure over the next few months. Should my engine be ok until I am able to tear into it?

Could leaky cam seals end up softening the timing belt cover gasket right in the center area as well? If so then I guess it could be one of those, so how bad would that be. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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I have a slow leak in the same area and have been watching the oil level/pressure for months with no problems.

I don't know about your cam-seal question.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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Thanks. Anyone else have a similar situation or know about the cam seal question?
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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i will be honest. If you watch you oil levels and monitor your pressure you should and i use should "loosely" be alright. Any type of leak is not a good leak. I would take your timing cover off and start the engine and try to see where it is leaking. It could be a crank seal,oil pump seal, or cam seals. If you have the cover off and see where the oil is comming from it would really help.

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Take a picture of where it is exactly comming from, or tell me.. I mean exactly and how much?
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I just had that problem and got it taken care of at machv. I had the timing belt done originally and while it was apart they also found this leak and fixed it. I would just recommend keeping an eye on oil levels and next time you are down in that area do everything including replacing those gaskets. Its not cheap, but definately gives peace of mind.
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It's actually cheap if you do it yourself, which I'm planning to do. If I need a new oil pump then it'll cost a little bit more, but still not that bad.

I think I'm going to tear everything apart tomorrow and see if I can find the leak. But I don't plan on fixing it for a little while.
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