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Oil leak on driveway coming from front of engine

Oil leak from bottom of engine seems to be coming from front of engine, had oil pan gasket replace but did not resolve problem, any ideas where leak is coming from?

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Dear Sir,
Here is the oil leaking Problem Identifying Technique

Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket are common.

  • The intake manifold plenum gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption/burning and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
  • External oil leaks from valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets (front or rear), and the rear crankshaft (rear main) seal area are common. The rear main seal is an unlikely source. Normally, the bearing cap mating surfaces (as well as the sealing surface between the oil pan and bearing cap) are the source for the leaks.
  • Engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from theintake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.
  • If the oil filter casing shows signs of distortion from excessive oil pressure, theoil pump should be replaced.
  • Often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.
  • Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

  • I think it helps to analyse u r Problem

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    Crankshaft seal in timing chain cover

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    Best to degrease the engine then look for oil leaks, Check front crank shaft seal, cam shaft seal, valve cover seal, rear crank shaft seal, transmission oil cooler lines, oil pressure switch. power steering lines, rack and pinion steering boots.

    Posted on Jun 19, 2015

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    Your "timing cover gasket" is leaking, check for loose bolts first,
    if they are tight than the gasket is bad, common occurrence .

    Posted on Mar 28, 2015

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    SOURCE: 2000 Engine oil leak

    most likely front cover o-ring. there is a small $4 dollar o ring behind the front engine cover, that leaks. Pretty common problem on your car.

    Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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    SOURCE: 2002 Jaguar X-Type Oil Pan Gasket replacement

    have you smashed the sump ??never seen one leak yet?? sure its not the front or rear end oil seals ??..sounds like you have the sub frame in the way ,evan if you remove this bolt you will not be able to drop the sump without removing or lowering the sub frame assembly as the oil pick up pipe stops you from removing the sump in situe.Its not difficult to drop sub frame just time consuming

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    SOURCE: Oil Leak

    Take the car to a car wash and power wash the engine. Do this ONLY with a cold engine. And be prepared to have problems with it starting as water get's into the electrical components. Take some WD-40 with you to spray inside distributor caps, on spark wiring, etc. to get the engine running again.

    Then check the engine weekly to see where the oil is coming from.

    Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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    SOURCE: Motor Oil leaks from 1999 Honda Civic EX

    make sure they are tight
    could be time for head gaskets
    make sure the old gasket from the old filter came off the block sometimes they come off old filter and stick this causes a leak due to improper seal.

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    SOURCE: I replaced valve cover gaskets and camshaft seal

    crankshaft seal rear main seal oil pressure sending unit to name a few you really have to look closely to locate your leak.

    Posted on Dec 01, 2009

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    Here is the oil leaking Problem Identifying Technique

    Engine oil leaks from the valve cover gasket are common.
  • The intake manifold plenum gasket may leak and cause increased oil consumption/burning and a spark knock during acceleration; the gasket should be replaced.
  • External oil leaks from valve cover gaskets, intake gaskets (front or rear), and the rear crankshaft (rear main) seal area are common. The rear main seal is an unlikely source. Normally, the bearing cap mating surfaces (as well as the sealing surface between the oil pan and bearing cap) are the source for the leaks.
  • Engine oil leaks at the distributor can be misdiagnosed as leaks from the intake manifold seal, oil pan gasket, or rear crankshaft (rear main) seal. A revised distributor is available if oil is found inside the distributor.
  • If the oil filter casing shows signs of distortion from excessive oil pressure, the oil pump should be replaced.
  • Often misdiagnosed as a leaking oil filter gasket, the oil filter adapter can seep from between the adapter and engine block.
  • Carbon buildup on the top of the piston is common. As the buildup increases with mileage and over time, symptoms may vary from light ticking, to ticking/hammering, to hammering/knocking noises. Fuel injector cleaner often solves the problem.

  • I think it helps to analyse u r Problem

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