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2003 9-5 Arc (V6) 279,200 miles.
Had an increase in some oil seepage recently, was picking up a mild clunk when putting the car in gear, and had a bit of a mild vibration at idle, so did some poking around and fixed a couple things.
Oil seepage - I've had pretty good luck keeping the rear nipple on the oil trap clear, but (for whatever reason) had never really done much with the more forward (large one). It always looked pretty good and there was no measurable seepage on it, so I figured why mess with it. It was original.
Took a closer look and noticed it was now a mess -- it ended up coming out in four pieces and was well soaked with oil - completely deteriorated. I replaced it Saturday - what a nuisance with large hands - but have been quite pleased -- the slow drips have all but stopped, and the idle has even smoothed out! I got the proper elbow hose from eeuro and scrounged up a couple zip ties, nice and neat just like the original!
Also changed the two top motor mounts -- the one under the fuse block was in tough shape, and I did the one by the belts just because it was easy. The dog-bone, surprisingly was still in good shape. I used Hutchinson from RMeuropean.
Not a bad couple hours of futzing around!
->Posting last edited on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:31:41.
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