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Old 12-30-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Oil Pan Gasket leak? (Pic)

I asked this on another forum so bare with me. This is on a 1993 1.8L I got not to long ago:



You'll notice the side of the header pipe facing the oil pan is covered in oil. The other side is super clean. The other header pipe looks exactly the same. Top of the engine is clean, no visable oil leaks. Oil pan is drenched in oil though, as well as that little cross member thing sort of below the pan. Could it be anything else other then a pan gasket? I was searching for related articles and someone said I might have to raise the engine to drop the pan? Any reason for this?
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:13 PM   #2
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Could it be anything else other then a pan gasket? I was searching for related articles and someone said I might have to raise the engine to drop the pan? Any reason for this?
It could be a Cam seal, a cam o-ring, crank seal, oil pump screws loose or oil pump o-ring, just to name the ones off the top of my head.

Removing the oil pan is not a big deal and doesn't require anything special to remove it. A swivel socket or swiveling adapter will make the job easier.

If you do a search for crank seal, oil leak, cam seal, oil pan leak, oil leak, etc., you will find a wealth of information.

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Old 12-30-2005, 11:42 PM   #3
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might want too look at your axle/diff seals,there known for leaking.I think your gonna have too unbolt you motor mounts and jack up on the motor.This will help too get the back oil pan bolts as well as help with removing the pan.Good Luck.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:34 AM   #4
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I don't think it's your oil pan leaking. When was the last time the timing belt was changed? Were any seals replaced? The last time I saw a leak that bad I helped a fellow NASIOC member replace his oil pump o-ring, the bolts on the back of the oil pump were loose, and crank seal. Of course, this requires removing the timing belt, which is no big deal if you're fairly handy with a wrench. It could very well be the oil pan leaking, however, if I were a betting man I'd say replace the crank seal and check the oil pump screws. Here's a photo of the oil pump screws and oil pump o-ring:



Here's the crank seal:


These pictures are courtesy of Legacy777. Here is the link to his page: http://www.main.experiencetherave.co...es/timingbelt/

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Old 12-31-2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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Get it all clean and go for a short drive (not real fast speeds). Recheck for leaks.

It could be many things (like those listed above) as well as a rear main seal and/or oil seperator plate (although those don't usually oil soak the pan that far forward.)
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