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Oil Leak My car is having a constant oil leak, and it looked like it was coming from the oil pan so we changed the gasket on there, the outside of the oil pan was covered in oil, but its still leaking, we also replaced the oil filter assembly where the filter hooks to the engine we replaced that gasket, also the oil filter also put in new spark plugs, checked the engine compression which was great , and we replaced the distibuter cap and rotor, still leaking do u guys have any ideas what could be wrong

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  • Amber G Jan 23, 2009

    we have done the pressure wash already, but its very hard till to see where the leak is coming from, there is a metal plate that covers the back of the engine so its hard for us to see where the oil leak is

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Have you replaced the valve cover gasket?  The oil filler gasket in the cap?  The o ring on the distributor shaft?  The front crank shaft seal? and last the rear main seal.

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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.

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  • Mark Egan Jan 23, 2009

    Those VW's are hard to work on, daughter has a 1.8T Beetle that I have done a lot of work on myself. Especially when your at the back of the engine.

    I found putting the car up on ramps and rolling under allows the best view of the rear of the engine.. Maybe you've tried that, but, when you power wash, you usually don't climb up underneath to wash.

    Get an exploded view of the engine and see if you can see what might be under that cover. It could be the gasket on the cover itself.


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