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Oil leak at front of motor near oil filter, but not the filter

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  • Audiophile42 Apr 08, 2009

    Check the valve covers. Mine leak near the front and it runs down along the timing belt cover and near the filter. Hope it helps.

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Get out your light and rag and get it wiped down good and also make sure your oil sending unit is not leaking .. After you have wiped it down good run engine to see with a light to see if you can see just where it is coming from.. Front seal or sending unit is likley Holler if you need more thanks Jerry

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Hi! I had that problem there is some etuff from auto shop put it in with oil and after about 50 kms you should not have leaks unless its your front seal. Hope this helps ****

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You need to clean the engine and then run the vehicle while watching the area. The most common failure is the oil sending unit located near the oil filter. I have also seen a leak develop between the oil pump housing, which is mounted directly behind the hamonic balencer and the engine block.

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