Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 16:49:05 -0000 From: saintzal <zphiroznospaml.com> Subject: Re: Oil Cooler Hose seems to be leaking- 1994 900SE Turbo
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.