Date: Tue, 04 May 2004 00:20:55 GMT
From: "Hatchback" <hatchback299nospamottabekidding.com>
Subject: Re: Oil leak


Forget the idea that the rear crank seal is leaking and splashing oil all the way up front over the water pump. Physically impossible. Most likely culprit , and cheapest, is the valve cover gasket. Head gaskets also leak oil. My 9000 has two tiny wet spots along the head on the front and rear of the motor. Nothing to worry about yet but worth keeping an eye on. As for putting extra torque on bolts, all that usually does is crush gaskets and make problems even worse. Any mechnic worth his salt should be able to find your leak with one eye closed and one hand behind his back. Good luck. "Kristian Steve Jensen" <dat0hksjnospam.hitos.no> wrote in message news:c75it7$i6nel$1nospam66583.news.uni-berlin.de... > I have a 1988A 9000i, with a B202I which seems to have developed a rather > severe oil leak on the front left side of the engine. Should be expected > after 339000 kilometers. The leak is somewhere above the water pump, as this > is now covered in oil, and seems to extend towards the middle of the front > of the engine, almost over the exhaust pipes. Where could this come from? > Head gasket? I recently changed oil, and both the old and the new oil looks > good, no sign of coolant in it. If it is the head gasket, could tightening > the head bolts help, or are these so called stretch bolts? Are there any > other known weak spots in the area I describe where oil could come from? > > Kristian > >

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