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Old 01-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #51
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Before you go replacing cam or crank seals, make sure that the leak is not coming from the valve cover gasket, valve cover bolts, half moon seals, turbo drain line, oil cooler, etc.

As for a writeup, go to the maintenance subforum and search for timing belt diy. The crank seal is straightforward and I did it when I changed the timing belt. The cam seals are tougher because getting the cam gears off can be bloody difficult.

Ok so I'm hoping and praying its the valve gasket. On the passenger side. I guess the best thing is to start small. Thank you I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #52
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My oil leak was initially because of a bad passenger side valve cover gasket, but I replaced it about a month ago and the leaks stopped. Today I noticed a decent amount of smoke coming from somewhere directly underneath the turbo inlet hose, so I parked as soon as I could and then noticed a nice rainbow colored streak forming on the ground since it was wet out. Any ideas on what it could be? Both my valve cover gaskets are good
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #53
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^^Turbo inlet hose you say?



Here's mine after I removed the turbo today... think I found my problem since all my oil breather lines are still routed to the intake. Perrin turbo inlet has been ordered.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #54
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^ Mine actually looked quite similar to that except for the oil haha. I put on a new silicone turbo inlet back in November, so I think the leak is coming from somewhere underneath it. I pressure washed the bottom of my motor and put some dye in the oil today, so soon I'll know where it's coming from
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #55
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Damn, well I don't see and other signs of leakage other than my turbo inlet. All the banjo bolts are tight, hoses and spring clamps are in good shape. I still have it apart, installing a catless uppipe in a bit, just taking a break

Whoever did this messed up, this is the first time I've disassembled this, so I'm thinking previous owner?
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #56
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Found mine today. Power steering pump. Very $$$. Very .
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #57
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That's crappy man... Were you losing PS fluid?
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:47 AM   #58
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Yeah. So pricey.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #59
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^ Mine actually looked quite similar to that except for the oil haha. I put on a new silicone turbo inlet back in November, so I think the leak is coming from somewhere underneath it. I pressure washed the bottom of my motor and put some dye in the oil today, so soon I'll know where it's coming from
I found the source of my oil leak yesterday. It was all leaking from the oil cooler housing. The new gasket I put in somehow developed a tear, so a new one fixed everything So glad it turned out to be a cheap fix for me
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:37 PM   #60
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Were you getting oil on the up pipe right under the turbo or was it only on the header?
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:50 PM   #61
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My guess would be the header, because the oil was dripping all the way down to the oil filter. It must have found something hot though because I was getting a James Bond style smoke screen behind me lol
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:28 PM   #62
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I see, I was just looking for a receipt and found a work order from when I first got the car. It was leaking oil and I thought the oil pan seal was the culprit so rather than doing the work myself I took it to a shop and they "diagnosed and repaired an oil leak at oil filter housing" which cost me $102

Here's a picture of my header. Does this look like an oil cooler leak? You can see oil collected on the hose in the top of the photo


Up pipe right before I swapped to a catless up pipe. The new pipe is also slowly getting stained with burnt oil


Oil also collects back here..
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:05 PM   #63
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oil cooler and something else ...thats a lot of oil.only a little oil on the filter ,thats where it collects when the cooler is leaking ,the hose is pretty far away ,onthe other side of the motor ,could be valve cover or the plastic inserts or maybe a cam shaft seal.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #64
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Yeah I'm kind of thinking it might be the main crank seal or something under the timing belt cover.

I don't have to do my timing belt for another 22k miles though...
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #65
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I found the receipts I got with the car, the guy I bought it from only had it for 4 months and gave me these from the lady who had it before him. Lol

There's a receipt for a timing belt, idler pulleys, etc from Nov 2010. I bought my car in June 2011 with only 86,000 kms so what gives? There is no receipt for the service so maybe the old woman did it herself...? I'm still planning on doing it at the recommended milage though.

I will be making a catchcan setup this weekend which should keep any oil out of the intake.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #66
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for everyone who has replaced the valve cover gaskets, did you replace the breather tube gaskets and the little plastic half moon seals also? How hard were the half moons to replace and could you tell if they were leaking? I'd like to avoid the complications that I hear are caused by mis-aligned half moons, or are they 100% necessary to replace at the same time as the valve cover gaskets?
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:18 PM   #67
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I did not replace either, and I have no leaks at either location.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:59 PM   #68
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This is the 1st tune up step I'm taking since getting my ride, when I drive it and get to destination I can smell oil burning, I never get any drops or puddles/pools of oil when parked but when I drive I can smell it and I see its burning cuz I keep comiong low on oil after a little, maybe my turbo lines as well? I wanna tear into this bad boy just waiting for the weekend......
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:36 AM   #69
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My new perrin turbo inlet arrived yesterday and I just finished installing it, took me about 2.5 hours working alone and taking my time/making a few mistakes. Once I took my stock inlet off, I could see large puddles of oil collected on the top of the block. Are there any oil lines that run above the block under the intake manifold? I will post photos when I'm at home on my pc.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:06 AM   #70
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Ok heres a picture of the oil accumulated under the intake manifold. Those two puddles were like 1/2" deep..


And here's a hose I found connected to my driver side TGV motor, leading nowhere. Then when I looked at my passenger side TGV motor, the hose attachment is completely broken off. Are these breathers important?
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #71
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I'm also wondering if there are any oil lines on top of the block. I've noticed a few puddles of oil underneath my alternator area, but I just assumed it was from an oil leak somewhere. Now that all my leaks are fixed, I thought the puddles would burn off but they're still there.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #72
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The oil isn't really going to burn off unless it hits a hot exhaust part. You'll probably have to clean your engine bay with a degreaser like Simple Green or Super Clean and rinse it all really good.

I need to clean mine but it's too damn cold outside.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:57 PM   #73
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I cleaned and degreased my engine bay and tried to get all of the oil off the top of the block, got some smoke after and I see oil ontop of the block, looks fresh. Does anyone know if any oil lines run above the block on an ej205?
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #74
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I cleaned and degreased my engine bay and tried to get all of the oil off the top of the block, got some smoke after and I see oil ontop of the block, looks fresh. Does anyone know if any oil lines run above the block on an ej205?
Just the turbo feed line, I think. There are some oil galley plugs on the top of the block, including one for the oil pressure switch.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #75
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Turbo feed line isn't leaking.. Is the stock oil pressure sensor under the alternator?
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