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Old 21 Oct 2005, 11:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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help! oil leakage

Hi there!! , ive recently noticed engine oil leaking out from the bottom of the timing cover :cry: (battery side) on my 95 classic uk spec, where could this be comming from?? :?:
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Old 21 Oct 2005, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is it around the same area as the rocker cover, quite a common fault i believe.

Take the timing cover off that side and have a look around, should think it could only be rocker cover gasket or poss cam seals at the worst. If its covered in oil behind the cover, give it a clean off then take the car for a drive and see if it starts to show.

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Old 21 Oct 2005, 05:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ive got the same thing. Apparently its "generally" the crank(?) oil seal. Keep an eye on it and your levels. Do you get the smell of hot oil when on idle = thats probably it. Dont panic that your car will blow up, but it should be on your priority list of jobs to do
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 02:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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:cry: the oil seems to be leaking from above the coolant pump, any ideas?? :shock:
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 08:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
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hiya,

ok... this will be comming from either your crankshaft oil seal or camshaft oils seals. most likly to be your crank shaft seal. you can simply replace just the seal and cam belt if you like, but far too often with scoobs, its the oil pump is creating too much pressure due to a worn or jammed regulator valve..... coupled with a worn seal, will leak like a sive. Replacing the seal will stop the leak but with no garantees as to how long. i reccomend you get the oil pump replaced with an uprated one from Roger Clark Motorsport (around 160) while your there doing the seals. check to make sure there are no signs of oil between the gearbox and engine too, a dodgy oil pump does tend to leak at the rear main oil seal first.

hope this helps. if you can travel to colchester, essex then i can carry out the work for you
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