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Hi , My Isuzu 6VE 1 engine has done 207000 kms and has an oil leak from the top side timing belt cover right hand side. I took it to a mechanic and quoted my $4000. to repair. He said holden know about this problem but it doesnt happen with every 6 VE ! engine. Have you heard of a similiar oil leak from this area of the engine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
your valve cover gasket may have blown. This can happen if you overfill above the required dipstick level. take off the valve cover and check the gasket. Better to be under the level than over. The oil preassure will try to blow from where ever there is a weak gasket.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
If your timing belt broke, then it is possible that the valves in your engine got bent, which won't allow the cylinders to pressurize the fuel/air mixture, and it will let all of the mix to flow freely into the intake/exhaust manifold. This can be checked with a pressure tester that is threaded into the spark plug opening. A mechanic should have one, or you can probably find one at an auto parts store.
Posted on May 21, 2009
Nope, just replace the oil filter. The filter may be loose or if the oil filter was placed without oil on the O-ring before installation will cause the O-rings to fail. If the car is due for an oil change, might as well service the engine and replace the oil and filter. Good luck and hope it's not the oil pressure sensor which will leak when it fails too and it's most of the time located by the oil filter area in most cars.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
SOURCE: engine seized 2004 Kia Rio
Your timing belt may have failed. This allows one or more of the valves to be held in the open position and when the crankshaft comes around the piston hits the valve and seizes. The best way to check if this is the problem, using a long ratchet handle and socket that fits on the nut at the front of the crankshaft pulley, try to rotate the crank in the opposite direction of normal running direction. If you can turn the crank at all in either direction then the engine is not truely "seized".
The bad news is that the head is totally trashed, the valves are bent, possibly a hole in the face of a piston, and the crank may be warped. This happened to me and it's cheaper to buy a used engine than to rebuild the original. Still, with install about $3000-3500 out the door. I feel it should be illegal to sell such a poorly designed engine but what can you do. You must change the timing belt every 60,000 mi. max. and be sure to do the water pump each time as they have been the reason the belt goes at times.
Posted on Jun 19, 2010
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