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Oil leak coming from around water pump?

I have an ef falcon that has a bad oil leak coming from some wher around water pump under load. what can i do to fix it?

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Oil travels when it leaks, the most common cause is the cam chain tensioner to the right side of the engine at about the same level as the water pump. You have to remove the bracket holding the power steering pump to gain access. A new seal is required there. Be careful not to undo the entire tensioner, this is spring loaded. Just remove the 13 mm bolt from the centre.

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