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Old 06-04-2011, 09:31 AM   #1
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Default ej22 common oil leak locations?

So I've replaced both headgaskets and verified that they are not leaking. I can't figure out where my leak is coming from. I know that it is on the underside of the heads, I do know that I'm missing a bolt in the oil filler tube, but I rtv'd it pretty decently. It may be leaking, but I lost so much oil over maybe a month that my valves are now ticking. Is it possible to lose so much from the oiil filler tube?
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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valve cover gaskets, cam seals, rear cam seals, the bolts that hold the valve covers on , crank seal, oil pump, rear main seal, oil separator plate

thats just off the top of my head
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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Those are all common????? I meant to say I replaced both valve cover gaskets, and I verified that they are not leaking.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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If you are seeing it "under" the heads it could be coming from elsewhere and moving along air flow. I know the front cover is a source for leaks; it could be cam seals. Also, since you have replaced things and are seeing a big loss, you could be seeing a combo of leaks and consumption. This won't be linear, the level can drop fast quickly after staying relatively stable for a bit.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
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Yeah, weird thing is it's leaking fast, all underneath is covered in fairly fresh oil, however non of it gets on the ground when I'm parked overnight or for a couple days or whatever. Could the oil filler tube have enough pressure to leak a fair amount, because mine is broken.
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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shouldn't even have oil up there, check under the timing belt cover for oil
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Old 06-04-2011, 02:40 PM   #7
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There does seem to be oil up there. I bought the car with the timing belt cover half assed put on. If I take it off I might not get it back on, think that will be ok if I keep it off?
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
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the back wont come off unless you remove cam gears, or break it off.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:25 PM   #9
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:37 PM   #10
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From the locations you are describing I would say to look into the oil filler tube gasket and valve cover gaskets. I would also consider checking into the cam seals, rear main seal, and spark plug gaskets.
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:44 PM   #11
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I have a sohc, so no plug gaskets, VC gaskets are brand new and positively aren't leaking. I'll replace the filler tube because it's cracked where it bolts in, it IS leaking for sure but idk if it's THE problem. Rear cam seals look like they are new.
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There are spark plug tube seals but they are usually replaced with the valve cover gaskets
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Thats on dohc motors, Like I said I have a sohc motor. The spark plugs bolt directly into the cylinder head.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:24 AM   #14
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The phase 2 sohc have plugs that go through the valve covers, is not a dohc/sohc thing. But I see what your saying, now.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:32 AM   #15
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Are you able to find me a picture of a phase 2 engine? I've been looking for a picture for one and haven't seen them anywhere.
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Old 06-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #16
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BTW I'm really thinking it's from the filler tube as it is leaking.. I had to use rtv and it has oil coming out of it, and possibly the oil pan? I'm praying it's not the rear main or the oil separator because I really don't feel like pulling a tranny for a oil leak.
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can you get pictures of the leaky areas?
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Yeah It'll have to wait until tomorrow. But mainly you will see pictures of the leaky area on the oil filler tube. other than that the whole entire undercarriage is covered in it. I'll see what I can get for pictures.
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Old 06-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #19
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This is another picture I found, very similar except I have red silicone squeezed out of the sides of my fill tube.
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Old 06-06-2011, 03:49 PM   #20
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When I opened the oil cap the whole tube like bent on me, since that bolt is snapped off... And since I'm obviously only leaking oil when I'm building pressure enough for oil to go upwards, I'm sure this is the problem.
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