Question about Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

I have an oil leak and i believe it is coming from the valve heads right on top of the motor since the oil is coming out of the sides. i had an oil change and that is when they found it. it only leaks when the car is running. where are other possible places oil could be leaking?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Nissan Master
  • 2,002 Answers

The most likely cause would be the valve cover gasket.It is a relatively cheap and easy thing to fix and can be done at home . Hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

6 VE 1 oil leak top right timing belt cover


6ve1 engines are non interference and therefore will not bend valves and is why it uses a rubber timing belt.. leaks from top right hand side are likely the head gaskets on that side or the cam sprocket into the head seal has failed .. no biggie

Jul 17, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Valve body leak 2002 dodge stratus


A vertical cover...I had to ponder that a bit. Still not sure. The valve cover sits flat on top of the cylinder head, with a gasket between them. The cylinder head is where your spark plugs are threaded in. The valve cover rests on top of the cylinder head. It's about 14-18 inches long and about 4 inches high, kind of rounded over so the valves and valve train will fit underneath. A gasket leaking motor oil is very common there, as a lot of oil is directed there and then splashed around to lubricate the valve train. The oil is supposed to drain through engine passages on down to the oil sump- the bottom of engine where oil is kept in the oil pan.

So if you have an oil leak, and it turns out it is the valve cover that is leaking, it's an easy fix-one of the easiest gasket replacements there is.

Mar 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2002 tahoe back of motor oil leak, already changed rear main


If you have oil running down the side of the block (from above the oil pan) check the lower edge of the valve cover. Those gaskets often fail to seal when the fasteners eventually work themselves loose

Check the fasteners that secure the valve cover to the heads. Torque to 3 ft lbs.

If the leak persists... replace the gasket.

Aug 10, 2017 | 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe

2 Answers

Have oil leak not heavy, but it leaks any answer were it could be coming from..


Valve Covers, Head Gaskets, Oil Pan Seal and a number of other spots. You'll need to clean the motor with Gunk Engine cleaner and then look for the largest build ups of oil and crud to get a better idea where it is.

Feb 15, 2011 | 1997 Mercury Villager

1 Answer

Oil leak back top of motor


What kind of Mercedes is it ?
What size of the engine ?
On a 6.0L engine V12 , it is possibly crank ventilation valve assembly (oil separator), located on engine block valey.
V6 and V8 engines most likely valve cover gaskets.
Older ones , inline 6 cyl. engines - famos of leaking head gasket on a right rear corner.

Aug 15, 2010 | Mercedes-Benz C32 Cars & Trucks

5 Answers

Head Gasket?? Valve cover Gasket???


most likely it is the valve cover gasket. it covers the valve train where there is alot of oil to lube the top of the motor. if the head gasket was leaking it may have more signs of running poorly. also having coolant leaks also. so i will have to say valve cover gasket. now usally you may have a oil burning smell with it depending on the area of the lek but not always.

the valve cover can easily be seen when the hood is open. it is right on the top and where it meets the clyinder head is where the gasket is and the leak can be seen.

if you have more question please ask.

Nov 12, 2009 | 1997 Geo Tracker 2 Door

1 Answer

Oil leak on top front of 2002 f350 super duty diesel engine


if it's a diesiel the it's coming from your oil line to your turbo. if it is gas then it could be a leak coming from a leaking valve cover gasket.

Aug 22, 2009 | 2002 Ford F350 Super Duty DRW Reg. Cab

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

128 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

81285 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...