Question about 1998 Toyota Camry
V6 3 L has developed a rather serious oil leak that appears to be comming from either a upper secondary sump section that seals to the lower engine block.
Have checked lower sump and this appears dry and tight.
The leak CAN BE SEEN SEEPING when motor is turned off
It appears the seal is a silicon one from guys at auto one/ but how hard is it to redo the seal and will the motor need to be removed to fix the seal/ anyother way around this?
This is a real big problem with these cars! I have had the engine apart TWICE and it still leaks!
My guess is that the Aluminum parts are Warped and no matter how much sealant you use... it's going to leak. I used oil dye too and though I can see when it's coming from..the leak just won't seal!
I own a garage in CA
So, unless you have mad skills take it in..it's not going to be cheap to fix and it might not stay fixed for long. we have gotten it to leak less but never to stop %100.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
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E60 Removing And Installing, Sealing Or Replacing Oil Sump (M54)
Necessary preliminary tasks. -
- Remove intake filter housing
- Remove guide tube for oil dipstick
- Lowering front axle support
- Drain off engine oil
- Disconnect plug connection to oil level sensor.
On vehicles with automatic transmission:
- Detach oil lines from automatic transmission and from oil pan.
- Unfasten oil pan screws at transmission and engine ends.
- Lower and remove oil pan.
Sealing faces clean and free of seal debris.
Apply approx.3 mm wide, 2 mm high coat of Drei Bond 1209 sealing agen to the area around seams.
Or take it to a dealer....
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