Oil leak please help.
My 156 1.6 ts has developed a leak this week.
The car only has 60k and its the first bit of trouble it has given me of the 10k ive done in it so far.
I forst noticed it when I got a strong oil burning smell after coming off the motorway. On inspection there was oil everywhere underneat.
The oil was dripping from somewhere and onto the exhaust. First place to check was the variator solinoid and inlet gasket, which I only replaced 2 months ago after fitting 2.0 cams. No leaks there so I degreased and power hosed underneat to try pinpoint the leak.
I left the car to idle for 15 mins and got one drip but I couldnt find it. After a short drive I checked again and there was some oil sitting on the oil/water heat exchanger. After some more driving today there is now more oil but this time from the oil pump down to the heat exchanger. There is also some oil under the oil pump running onto the side of the sump.
It does not appear to be coming from the crank though. It appears to be slightly forward of the crank, but I could be wrong.
Is the oil pump known to leak? Is it a big fix?
Any help will be truely appreciated as Id like to get this fixed soon as.