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Old 18 Jan 2005, 01:58 pm
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Hello,
I have a 2001 with the 2.4 liter (vin B)with approx. 45k
on it. I'm getting some sort of an oil leak. It appears to
be coming from the back of the engine. I haven't had the time
to have it checked out yet. I was just wondering if any body had any
ideas on what I should look for ?[:I]
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 02:40 pm
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is there a puddle on the ground? maybe the oil filter is not on tight.

smoky? i spilled some oil (no funnel) and it took a day or two to make it to the exhaust.
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 03:23 pm
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Keep an eye on the dipstick oil level 'till you can get it up on a rack or jack stands to trace the problem. Your post had very little info so it's hard to say. I can't think of any seals at the "back" of the engine other than the filter or maybe the oil pan.
See if you can get a free diagnosis by an auto shop somewhere.
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 07:36 pm
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I'll check the filter. Are there any
sending units back there ?

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Old 18 Jan 2005, 10:28 pm
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Just squirm under from the front and take a look at both the oil filter and the drainplug first, for signs of leakage. If it's either one you might just need to tighten them. Is your oil low on the dipstick?
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Old 18 Jan 2005, 11:05 pm
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It doesn't seem to be loosing much oil. Its
way too cold to look at it tonight though.
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I'll check the filter. Are there any
sending units back there ?

Thanks.[8]
Yes. This also what you consider to be the "back" of the engine.
There is an oil presuure sending unit located in the middle of the block (top to bottom), on the firewall side and more towards the driver's side.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 07:57 pm
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My neighbor took a look at it tonight. It was
just barely seeping fron around the oil filter.He tightened
it up a little. No more problem.
He also ordered all the stuff to change over to Amsoil.
He says you should do an engine flush first, so he ordered the stuff
for that too.[8)]
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Old 20 Jan 2005, 09:17 am
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My neighbor took a look at it tonight. It was
just barely seeping fron around the oil filter.He tightened
it up a little. No more problem.
He also ordered all the stuff to change over to Amsoil.
He says you should do an engine flush first, so he ordered the stuff
for that too.[8)]
Good news on the leak.
I don't think a flush would be necessary, but then, couldn't hurt. [:I]
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Quote:
quote:Originally posted by PT Woody

My neighbor took a look at it tonight. It was
just barely seeping fron around the oil filter.He tightened
it up a little. No more problem.
He also ordered all the stuff to change over to Amsoil.
He says you should do an engine flush first, so he ordered the stuff
for that too.[8)]
You do NOT need to flush the engine.This was the case years ago when synthetics were not as advanced as they are now and the 2 oils were not compatable. Synthetics are now fully compatable with conventionals. All you need to do is an oil change and then [8)]
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