Started by Nvy, July 16, 2023, 12:32
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Quote from: Carolyn on July 16, 2023, 12:51Have a look further up the engine, just to see if it's not coming from higher up. Check around the oil filler cap and around the back of the cam cover. It could be the result of a slight spillage when topping the oil up?If it's not coming from above the sump it could be the main crankshaft seal, but that's highly unusual on the 1ZZ.
Quote from: Nvy on July 16, 2023, 12:56There is no oil in the engine atm because the filter is glued there so I will be buying a tool tomorrow and then will fill up.Can it be from the tranny? I hope not coz I had it rebuild awhile ago.
Quote from: Carolyn on July 16, 2023, 13:07Does it smell bad? Transmission oil tends to be a lot smellier than engine oil. If you pop the plastic flywheel cover off, you'll be able to see (and feel) if it's coming from the direction of the gearbox.
Quote from: Dev on July 16, 2023, 13:12I would check the oil pressure sender. It is located in that area and can leak.
Quote from: Nvy on July 16, 2023, 16:50Does it have a rubber ring or Id need to replace it?
Quote from: Joesson on July 16, 2023, 19:05@Nvy To my eyes the oil seems to be spreading from the area of two of the sump fixings.I would not be to anxious to refill the sump until you have located the leak source for sure.
Quote from: Nvy on July 16, 2023, 20:06I am getting a trolley jack and will lift the car better so that I can have a look. My sump is bent so Ill be looking at replacing it soon anyways.
Quote from: Joesson on July 16, 2023, 20:18That could be the problem, diagnosis is often the difficult part !I'm sure you are aware, but please remember not to get under the car when supported with only a jack, always use axle stands.