Looking for a website that will help identify exterior engine par
Looking for a website that will help identify speciffically, external engine components on a 1993 VW Passat 2.8 VR6 engine. Please help . Got an oil AND a coolant leak on the FRONT of the engine. The oil looks to be coming from a round oil-filter-sized unit that has about a 1 inch hex fitting on the front of it. Any suggestions as to where I can get some detailed identifying photos?
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I will suggest getting a Chilton manual. It is a book. You can find the manual on-line at www.autozone.com
I would still recommend getting your own copy, so you can write on it and get it greasy.
I have a 2001 VW passat V6 and do all my own work. Please, post your problems as clear as you can, I will do my best to help.
How does the car run otherwise?
The coolant, is it coming from the same place?
The oil leak, is it near a pulley?
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First you have to ID the type engine it is. To do this you have to count the valve cover bolts and this will tell you which engine you have. Then there is a chart on this website that can help you eventually Identify the year.http://www.fordification.com/tech/engineID-V8.htm I hope this helps you find the year with this website. They will give you another site to look up the number of that engine and the year it was made.
1. External Leaks You need to get the vehicle to a mechanic to check all flexible coolant hoses, hose connections, around the exterior of the water pump and the entire radiator. To do properly the vehicle also needs to be on a hoist. If there is an external leak you should find coolant dripping from the front of the car while the engine is idling and the cooling system is fully pressurized. However it depends how bad the leak is and it's location.
2. Internal Leak
If coolant is leaking into the engine this is a serious problem and needs to be identified by a competent mechanic. For example, if you have a blown head gasket coolant will blow into the engine and contaminate the engine oil. If you check the oil in the engine's sump it should be completely free from coolant contamination. You should also check the coolant in the radiator for any signs of oil contamination. If there is coolant in the oil then there will also likely be engine oil which has blown into the engines coolant passages and then mixed with the coolant. IF you can find traces of coolant in your engine oil (or oil in the coolant) the likely problem
will be a blown head gasket and the head on the engine will need to be
removed and inspected .
Blown head gaskets are usually a result of an owner allowing the engine to overheat as a result of low coolant level, failed water pump or faulty thermostat. Overheating can also cause major damage to the head on the engine.
It is important that you take the car immediately to the nearrest service centre tto identtify the sound if you are not able to locate. If thisis coming from the inside of the engine the car must not be used until the matter is solved. However if you can identify the sound to be external, the pulley, the pump, the idler or the fan, then if you are to identify the faulty , you can try to remove and replace. other wise take help. Good day
*Sigh* Though you have not asked a technical question I feel your pain. I stay away from Ford as their quality is not on par with some of the other big name manufacturers. My 05 F-350 had exterior emblems falling off and broken door panels from the factory.. Lame.
I did some checking and found that there is little to no info available,the only mention was that the internal filter is not user serviceable.Autozone sells a screw on external filter for your year and model but they don't show the location,try checking the trans oil cooler for the screw on filter.