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Old 03 Sep 2016, 10:34 pm
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Default Oil Leak on Fresh rebuild of 2002 Engine

Just had our PT cruiser 2002 engine rebuilt at a very reputable local machine shop. Got it assembled and running about a month and a half ago. It ran beautifully.

In the last few week we noticed a pretty aggressive oil leak on the passenger side at the rear of the oil pan.

Initially I thought it might be the pan gasket but upon further observation it looks to be up farther on the front of the engine (timing belt side) so I jacked it up and went through the valve cover gasket and checked the camshaft seals.

Looking at it it doesn't appear that any oil is coming from that far up the block.

Oil is making it onto the timing belt and getting sprayed around as it runs.

My only other thoughts are head gasket or main seal? Am I off on this? Anything else I should check before going there?

If it is one of these two what would cause a failure in under 1200 mi?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 12 Sep 2016, 01:20 pm
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Default Re: Oil Leak on Fresh rebuild of 2002 Engine

I was told the oil pump seals on these cars fail regularly.
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Old 12 Sep 2016, 02:39 pm
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Just had our PT cruiser 2002 engine rebuilt at a very reputable local machine shop. Got it assembled and running about a month and a half ago. It ran beautifully.

In the last few week we noticed a pretty aggressive oil leak on the passenger side at the rear of the oil pan.

Initially I thought it might be the pan gasket but upon further observation it looks to be up farther on the front of the engine (timing belt side) so I jacked it up and went through the valve cover gasket and checked the camshaft seals.

Looking at it it doesn't appear that any oil is coming from that far up the block.

Oil is making it onto the timing belt and getting sprayed around as it runs.

My only other thoughts are head gasket or main seal? Am I off on this? Anything else I should check before going there?

If it is one of these two what would cause a failure in under 1200 mi?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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You'd have to pull the timing cover to be sure...but if camshaft seals are good...that only leaves the crank seal.
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I'm with LionPT on this one. I'll bet your crankshaft seal either wasn't replaced or if it was, it needs a sleeve.
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Just had our PT cruiser 2002 engine rebuilt at a very reputable local machine shop.

In the last few week we noticed a pretty aggressive oil leak on the passenger side at the rear of the oil pan.
No warranty on the rebuild??

Maybe I miss re-read something did you assemble the engine yourself and the shop only did the machine work on the block and head?
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