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Old 26 Feb 2009, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bugeye Minor Sump Pan Oil Leak

Hi all, just after a little advice if anyone has encountered a similar issue. After a recent service I was advised of a very slight oil leak that appeared to be eminating from the Sump Pan, Im assuming if it was major I would of been offered the chance to resolve it their and then. For peace of mind Im tempted to get it straight back, or is this something I could look at myself?
Id really appreciate any input, since the service before last oil levels have remained constant but I understand this may get worse if left unattended.

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Old 01 Mar 2009, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi all, just after a little advice if anyone has encountered a similar issue. After a recent service I was advised of a very slight oil leak that appeared to be eminating from the Sump Pan, Im assuming if it was major I would of been offered the chance to resolve it their and then. For peace of mind Im tempted to get it straight back, or is this something I could look at myself?
Id really appreciate any input, since the service before last oil levels have remained constant but I understand this may get worse if left unattended.

Cheers, Ben
How bad is the leak as you say the oil level not dropping but to do a proper job you will need to take it off and renew the gasket and seal it back up not a big job really but id keep an eye on it if you dont want to get it sorted for a while its ok if the sump looks like it sweating from the gasket what I mean as if it looks a bit damp between gasket and sump this normally happens in every car but if you getting drips of oil from it and oil level drops I would change it asap hope it helps
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Re: Bugeye Minor Sump Pan Oil Leak

Many thanks for the reply, have just come back from Hols and no oil has dripped in the garage. Been for an easy 20 miles and again nothing, Im gonna keep a close eye on the situation. Yes it was more of a moist look rather than a full on flow. Appreciate the reply mate,
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No bother fella
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Yes it was more of a moist look rather than a full on flow.
I woulnt worry so about it but once you check your oil every week at least to make sure no leaks be fine but say you ok with that fella like I said you get this in most cars that kinda wet look (sweating) it called
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