Question about 1998 Nissan Pathfinder
I have a 1998 Nissan Pathfinder and more often than not when I go to start my car in the morning or at some point through out the day, I look under the car and I have a small oil puddle. It seems to be coming from the front end of the car. It is definitely not from the oil pan plug. I am going to go under the car tomorrow to see if I can figure out exactly were it is coming from. I figured I would see if there are an experts that may have an idea about this problem.
Crankshaft oil seals
Camshaft oil seals
Rocker cover gasket
Power steering Pump
Power steering rack/box
If you cant find the leak give the engine a good wash down , makes it easier to spot the leak.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
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Dec 24, 2012 | 1998 Nissan Pathfinder
The valve cover
gaskets can be a large job on this vehicle and could cost you $450-490
depending on the labor rate in your area. I would quote 5.5 hours; the rear main seal could be about the same, maybe $100 more in labor time.
I would expect an engine with this mileage to leak some oil... not drip, but seep oil on the hot engine and produce a smell or smoke. Make sure the PCV system is working correctly, use thicker weight engine oil like 50 weight Castrol and use an over the counter oil additive like Engine Restore, which you can buy at your local auto parts store.
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