View Full Version : Where's the leak coming from?


itaintoveryet
11-17-2009, 12:50 PM
I'm having some oil leak, after following it the last time I found out it's coming from behind the opti area, (kinda high on the engine), could that be the cam/opti opening rubber piece on the timing cover? Is that a common place for oil leak from that area? Just trying to get ideas before statring to take things off.
I just replaced the optispark on it and did not have oil leak before, I also took the timing cover off and inspected the cam and all that.

Thanks guys

DAVE00
11-17-2009, 01:05 PM
I'm having some oil leak, after following it the last time I found out it's coming from behind the opti area, (kinda high on the engine), could that be the cam/opti opening rubber piece on the timing cover? Is that a common place for oil leak from that area? Just trying to get ideas before statring to take things off.
I just replaced the optispark on it and did not have oil leak before, I also took the timing cover off and inspected the cam and all that.

Thanks guys

Most likely your WP seal or Opti seal in the timing cover. Do a seach and you will find tons of posts on this and how to replace em. BTW - The WP seal is a real bitch to get right so good luck.

itaintoveryet
11-17-2009, 01:20 PM
Most likely your WP seal or Opti seal in the timing cover. Do a seach and you will find tons of posts on this and how to replace em. BTW - The WP seal is a real bitch to get right so good luck.

I got a back up cover with seals I think I'm just going to replace and get done with it :(, freaking bitch to do all that stuff all over again, I'm sick of it man :(..
Thanks for the info bro

DAVE00
11-17-2009, 03:17 PM
I got a back up cover with seals I think I'm just going to replace and get done with it :(, freaking bitch to do all that stuff all over again, I'm sick of it man :(..
Thanks for the info bro

No prob, but even when replacing the whole cover with new seals already installed make sure you get that WP seal right as there are 2 lips to the seal (one faces inwards to the wp gear and the other outwards to the WP itself) and you have to have them oriented correctly or it will leak. Trust me I know.

LT1
11-17-2009, 09:05 PM
Do you see oil puddling up on the intake under your throttle body?

slow96z
11-19-2009, 04:47 PM
put the cover on with the water pump drive shaft seal out of the cover. Once it's on then you can slide the seal on and beat it in with a socket and hammer. Putting the cover on with the seal in place tears the seal and it will leak again, thus starting the dance over.