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Well, I set this weekend aside to do the GTA headlight conversion, I jacked up the car and to my horror noticed I have what seems to be a oil leak. I have taken pictures of the leak and asking for assistance from anyone who can help.











Please help!!!!
 
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have you lost much oil ?

how much is it dripping ?
I have been using around 4L of oil approx 500miles, and I have checked outside under the car and no oil marks. The car has been standing since 1:00am this morning.

Edit - I have just checked my oil level and it has gone down to near min on the dip stick :(
 

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so it doesn't sound like it's leaking when there is no pressure ... try putting it level on the road/driveway with something underneath to collect the oil and then start the engine up and then have a look underneath while its running to see if it leaks when the system is under pressure ... don't have it on jacks on in gear tho ! and do go under the car either
 
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4l per 500 miles :eek:

i would say that is lower crank oil seal that has gone, the only concern there is if you have oil on the cambelt then that will need replacing as well
 
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so it doesn't sound like it's leaking when there is no pressure ... try putting it level on the road/driveway with something underneath to collect the oil and then start the engine up and then have a look underneath while its running to see if it leaks when the system is under pressure ... don't have it on jacks on in gear tho ! and do go under the car either
cheers for the idea fella, I'll go and do it in a min :thumbs:
 

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What JW said. Front crank oil seal. Pulley off, dig it out, new pressed in is it? Never done one on an Alfa so there may be more involved Alfisti's?:):
 
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what makes it look worse....and sometimes makes it harder to detect it that fact that the lower pulley is acting as a 'thrower' and so makes locating the issue a bit more dificult
 

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The balance shaft oil seal is a favorite to leak as well. Although loosing that amount through it is unlikely.




I think you should also remove the bracket on the sump that covers the exhaust pipe as well as its 4 bolts (the right of the 3rd picture), before it touched down and removes part of your sump.
 
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What JW said. Front crank oil seal. Pulley off, dig it out, new pressed in is it? Never done one on an Alfa so there may be more involved Alfisti's?:):
pretty much, you will have to remove the timing belt gear and so the engine should really be 'locked'

prise out the old seal, gently tap the new one in, i normally use a hoofing great socket that is the same diameter as the seal and use that as my drift
 
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For the 1st time I feel like just selling the car for peanuts and getting something different :(
 
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