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Oil leak I have a 1986 Toyota MR2 they change the distributor, now the oil leak is back hard to see can be the new distributor also the part where the oil filter is mounted can be.....I check the oil filter and is tigh. Can someone knows where the problem is . Thanks

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  • rickymr2 Sep 26, 2008

    Thanks so much for your advice I will bring back to the mechanic,  and more question, do you know any god retailer for parts.  


  • havaco Nov 07, 2008

    1986 Mr2, Have to put starting fluid to start the car when it is cold, It will run good after it starts.when it warms up it starts ok.


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Pull the distributor out & examine the o-ring that is at the base of the dist where it slides into the cyl head. If the o-ring is compromised, oil will leak there.

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  • Toyota Ed Sep 26, 2008

    You are quite welcome, & thank you for the FixYA. Much appreciated.

    Regarding the auto parts retailer, Advance & AUto Zone are usually pretty good.

    Note that the O-ring is a Toyota part, you may not find it at an aftermarket retailer.


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