Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 15:01:16 -0400
From: Fred W <malt_houndnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Oil Cooler Hose seems to be leaking- 1994 900SE Turbo


saintzal wrote: > On Jun 4, 11:24 am, still me <wheeled...nospamo.com> wrote: > >>On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 01:46:48 -0000, saintzal <zphi...nospaml.com> >>wrote: >> >> >>>>Do you have an automatic tranny ? >> >>>No- it's a 5 speed. >> >>Then there are no oil cooler lines per se. If you have a turbo, there >>are some metal lines that bring oil to the turbo. The only other >>places I can think of a leak coming from on that side would be under >>the head (head gasket), the timing cover (end of the engine) the valve >>cover (top of the engine). >> >>I think the best course is to get some engine cleaner. Spray it all >>around under there then carefully wash it down. Let it dry, drive a >>little, locate the leak using a mirror or with the car on jack stands. >> >>Don't use a lot of water when you wash and/or keep the electronics dry >>(DIC on top of engine or cap/rotor if non-turbo). It's worth wrapping >>that stuff in aluminum foil to keep it dry. Too much water is not a >>good idea, especially if it gets into the DIC or other electronics. >>Let the engine dry completely before starting it. > > > Hmmm... interesting. There is oil leaking from the valve cover under > the DI Cassette. But the majority of oil is leaking in the bottom > front end of the car, where there appears to be two metal hoses which > are completely rusted.... I was told these hoses are oil cooling > hoses. > Perhaps they are the oil lines that run up to the turbocharger? -- -Fred W

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