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D40 4 ltr v6 petrol oil leak from filter housing

Slight leak from under filter housing - is there a seal I can replace behind the housing?

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Check and see if its leeking from your oil sending unit. If this was helpful please leave good feed back

Posted on Jun 29, 2013


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SOURCE: eng oil leak/3.8 Ltr. eng.

check oil filter, sometimes gasket from old filter is still on engine and when tou have 2 gaskets, (the old one and new one on new filter) it will hemmorage out oil pretty quick. next time check to see if gasket is on old filter when it is removed. I found that out after $30 worth of Mobil 1 poured out on my driveway.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008


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SOURCE: 1996 ford T-bird Lx V6

cover has 2-4 bolts at front of oil pan and harmonic balancer will need to be removed to take cover of of crankshaft.. lemmee kno if that solves your problem...chris..

Posted on May 09, 2009


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SOURCE: My 1993 3 ltr V6 has an oil leak dropping onto the

left side? if so that valve cover gasket is under intake manifold kinda a pain to fix but a normal problem on those 3.0 ve a vz engines

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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Either the filter isn't screwed all way in or there is dirt on the sealing surface that prevents a complete seal - take the filter out and clean everything in sight.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010


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SOURCE: i have a leak coming from inside the bell housing

There is an oil seal on the gearbox/transaxle input shaft. If this has failed it will leak oil on to the clutch.It might be able to be replaced by just removing the gearbox again to access the seal. Most likely though is, the gearbox will need to be opened up to replace it.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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