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Hi, I have a 2005 Mitsubishi diamante vrx and there is a oil burning smell coming from under the bonnet. Now i had a peek at the engine on the rear side(under the bonnet) and there seem to be some oil leak all over the engine cover, I don't see any dripping when I move the car where I park but the leak is there because there is always fresh spill and it is burning up(not smokey) when it gets hot. help, what could be the issue with this one? I have been driving everyday about 30km with it for a month and there seems to be no issues except for the smell (at the moment!). Thanks MM
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1994 camry oil leak
Before you start removing the oil pan to reseal it, you need to rectify the leak between the oil cooler and the block. Interestingly enough, (in a pinch) the rubber gasket from the (genuine) Toyota oil filter is the same gasket that seals the cooler to the block. Aftermarket filter gaskets will NOT work. Remove the filter, carefully take off the gasket, remove the oil cooler, take off the old rubber gasket, and put the oil filter's gasket onto the cooler, and bolt it all back up. (You should buy this gasket from a dealer) Clean the area real good with cleaner, and THEN check for additional leaks.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2008
This could be the rear main seal on the crank shaft that is leaking, clean around all the areas completely to isolate the leak. There are some oil additives available at your parts store that work to cause swelling of the seal to re-seal it. This may or may not work, but it may slow the leak.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
Common problems for these cars is the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets and front crank seal. None of which are extremely expensive or hard to change, just time consuming. It would be typical for someone selling the car to steam clean the engine. Check the coolant resevoir for contaminants and level as well as the oil level and condition. Make sure that the oil filter used is an AC Delco. These will give you optimum and correct oil pressure. Not all filters are created equal! If you feel it may be a ring issue, check the exhaust for signs of black carbon build up and signs of cleaning. It is likely that it is an external leak. If you wish you may send me pics of the engine compartment to analyze and I can tell you where to photograph.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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