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impulse
12-20-2016, 06:21 AM
Hi all,

I've done my share of research and tackled most of the problem items. So far I have changed:
-Both valve covers
-Both camshaft caps
-1 camshaft seal (on back drivers side, since I didn't have the locking tool to do the others)
-pcv system including check valves
-oil pan and gasket
-oil filter

This leak is HORRIFIC. The car only leaks when is running, and it leaked probably a half quart in a 1 mile drive after replacing all of the above. I can't figure this out, so I was hoping for help. From what I can tell, it looks like it's coming from somewhere in the area of the alternator (just the general area where I think oil is coming from) and then falling onto the serpentine belt and getting thrown around the motor.

Are there any common oil problems for this area? I'm new to the 2.8 V6

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance everyone!


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DeltaAlpha9
12-20-2016, 09:55 AM
Well looks like you have a good start with what you've done but it sounds like it is definitely coming from the front of the engine. Might be worth popping off the R/H banks timing belt cover and see if it's pissing out of the cam seals.

impulse
12-20-2016, 10:01 AM
Well looks like you have a good start with what you've done but it sounds like it is definitely coming from the front of the engine. Might be worth popping off the R/H banks timing belt cover and see if it's pissing out of the cam seals.

Right meaning passengers side? The oil looks like it's coming from low in the area of the alternator. The cam seal in the front looked dry. I only pulled the front cover off and not the back one, but the silver cap was dry as a bone. I couldn't change the seal because I don't have the locking tool, so I just did a visual inspection of that one. Worst case I can always do it later

Fwiw I have some vacuum leaks too. I'll send pictures when I'm home


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DeltaAlpha9
12-20-2016, 10:48 AM
Yes passenger side. If nothing jumps out right away you could always just hose down the engine with degreaser until it's clean and take it for a drive. It would make finding the leak a hell of a lot easier.

impulse
12-20-2016, 11:01 AM
Yes passenger side. If nothing jumps out right away you could always just hose down the engine with degreaser until it's clean and take it for a drive. It would make finding the leak a hell of a lot easier.

I don't even need to drive it I just need to start it and it starts leaking out. I'm going to take the bumper off and probably get the radiator out of the way and diagnose tonight


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KSEADUB
12-20-2016, 01:27 PM
If you can visibly see it leaking, a video might help us help you.


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impulse
12-20-2016, 01:32 PM
If you can visibly see it leaking, a video might help us help you.


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I can and I can't. It's coming from the front of the block and I can see oil down low but I can't see where it's coming from just yet. Going to pull the bumper and see if I can find anything and if not then I'm going to pull the radiator support and go from there. Any DIY's for this?


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Bordom
12-20-2016, 03:43 PM
I'm going on a limb and saying crank seal. In which case, do the timing service

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impulse
12-20-2016, 06:29 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161221/efb7f764fd233516c01af730bf808419.jpg

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/front-crankshaft-seal/054115147b/

Is this the correct part for this leak? My vin is

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161221/ed9fe5daf13b664b5f9f37b995468185.jpg



I'm not going to do the timing, it looks pretty new. Not bad for a $800 daily

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161221/b54c41f9b164ab67c02b6b33891e892e.jpg


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impulse
12-22-2016, 02:37 PM
Quick question

While I have the front end off and the timing belt off and all of that, what seals and gaskets should I change that may potentially leak? While it's all apart I want to just get it all done at once


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Bordom
12-22-2016, 02:50 PM
Definitely crank seal from the pic, and yes.

Do everything from the bottom up:
-crank seal
-cam seals
-cam caps
-valley pan gasket
-intake gaskets
-valve cover gaskets
-CCT seals
-half moons


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impulse
12-22-2016, 03:23 PM
Definitely crank seal from the pic, and yes.

Do everything from the bottom up:
-crank seal
-cam seals
-cam caps
-valley pan gasket
-intake gaskets
-valve cover gaskets
-CCT seals
-half moons


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So far I've changed:
-Valve cover gaskets
-2 cam caps
-1 cam seal
-Oil pan gasket and new oil pan since it was cracked (scraped the surfaces and used RTV)

I have from the emissions kit I ordered, but didn't install due to lack of having a cam chain tensioner tool:
- both half moon seals and gaskets
- 3 other cam seals

So where's the valley pan gasket, intake gaskets (I assume you mean intake manifold) and CCT seals? And any links to them on ecs? I'm going to look them up and post them here just want to make sure I have the right things before ordering



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impulse
12-22-2016, 03:46 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161222/e6b4bf3b195670275277bdf87293f429.jpg

Also my power steering cap leaks when I steer and the car comes to a stop / I have to gas it through turns because the car "loses power / it feels like it "hops" through turns. Any ideas on that?


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DeltaAlpha9
12-22-2016, 03:47 PM
why would you pull the intake to do a crank seal?

impulse
12-22-2016, 03:48 PM
why would you pull the intake to do a crank seal?

I wouldn't be pulling it to do a crank seal. I would be pulling it to do the intake seals, since the whole front end is apart anyway. If it's not something that's necessary I may not do it


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impulse
12-22-2016, 03:57 PM
https://vimeo.com/196800923

I think I found my problem


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Bordom
12-22-2016, 05:04 PM
https://vimeo.com/196800923

I think I found my problem


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Lol. Replace the cap and you should be fine. That doesn't explain low engine oil though

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impulse
12-22-2016, 05:04 PM
Lol. Replace the cap and you should be fine. That doesn't explain low engine oil though

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Noooo I meant that's my power steering problem. My engine oil problem is 5 million percent the crank seal haha


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Bordom
12-22-2016, 05:31 PM
Noooo I meant that's my power steering problem. My engine oil problem is 5 million percent the crank seal haha


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Hahaha, sorry a little tired. Reading comprehension isn't my thing at the moment

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impulse
12-22-2016, 05:32 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161223/771c8d1cbf4b38045d8bba62acc60655.jpg
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161223/195cf1d947bda447bd37ed182d8843d8.jpg

Just to show what I drive since I'm new to this section


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