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Old 24 Aug 2019, 08:35 pm
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Default Belt Rubbed thru the Oil Pan

I was talking with a gentleman the other day who had an interesting oil leak. Seems the timing belt was "walking" and wore a small hole into the side of the oil pan.

I'd not heard of this happening and thought it might be a good heads-up for those diving into a belt change procedure.

He described the belt as being frayed along the near side when removed. Mileage on the belt was unknown but the car was showing around 220k miles at the time. (See other thread for belt fraying question.)

His solution was to drill a small hole at the leak site and tap in a small screw. I'd have probably replaced the pan, but he saw his fix as a win.

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Old 01 Sep 2019, 02:12 am
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I was talking with a gentleman the other day who had an interesting oil leak. Seems the timing belt was "walking" and wore a small hole into the side of the oil pan.

I'd not heard of this happening and thought it might be a good heads-up for those diving into a belt change procedure.

He described the belt as being frayed along the near side when removed. Mileage on the belt was unknown but the car was showing around 220k miles at the time. (See other thread for belt fraying question.)

His solution was to drill a small hole at the leak site and tap in a small screw. I'd have probably replaced the pan, but he saw his fix as a win.

Bob in Liberty MO
That hole has to be in the oil pump. No part of the oil pan are close enough for that.😎
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Default Re: Belt Rubbed thru the Oil Pan

Like Danny says, it was likely the oil pump/front cover and not the oil pan.

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"Screw into the oil pump"???

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