Date: Mon, 03 May 2004 21:07:12 GMT
From: "Hatchback" <>
Subject: Re: Oil leak

Like he said, the leak and the water pump are on the left side of the ("Motor"). C'est correct!! "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam> wrote in message > > "Kristian Steve Jensen" <> wrote in message > news:c75it7$i6nel$ > > 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, > > Not to be picky, but the waterpump is on the *right* side of the car. > (Right and left are always in reference to when you are seated in the car). > So I will assume the leak is on the right side too? > > > 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? > > More likely just the valve cover gasket. There are some large rubber > halfmoons that are a part of this gasket that must be sealed with loctite > gasket sealant (most people just use RTV). See ig the oil starts up high > enough to be coming from there. Could also be the timing cover. It is just > sealed with sealant too (no gasket at all). > > > 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? > > No, not one time stretch bolts, but you probably don't want to be just > cranking on them. You could loosen them all and retourque to spec, but if > the head gasket is really leaking it is a sign that it needs to be replaced. > > -Fred W > >

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