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Oil Leaking I have oil leaking and spraying all over the bell housing ans surrounding area. Not Oil Filter, Not Oil Cap, Not Oil Pan, and not the Valve cover gasket. HELP!!!!! Hard to fix???????? Jim 1987 Suzuki Samurai

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Check the metal vent tube on the fuel pump. When the diaphram goes out, oil will leak from the vent tube. If that is the problem, get it fixed pronto. Not always but there are some times when fuel gets mixed into the oil when the pump is going out and that thins the oil out. Keep on driving with this problem and you can kiss your engine good bye.

When/if you change the fuel pump out, make sure not to lose the push rod that is behind it. It goes between the camshaft and fuel pump.

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Did you check your rear main seal leaking into the bell housing and the fly wheel spreading it out? Or check dip stick seal

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id do a #! valve cover, the 60k mile inspection , adds one, and most of these cars get on 60k service, ever , so the gaskets are all hard.
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