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Re: '91 200Q : oil leak
Hairy green toads from Mars made Arun Rao say:
> I was working on my old '85 5KT yesterday, and I noticed --
> horror of horrors! -- that my precious 200Q (52K miles) was
> leaking oil. Lots of golden brown all over the underside
> of the oil-pan. I'm pretty sure it's very recent,
> and it's engine oil all right, but I haven't yet found
> the source. Anyone encountered anything similar, esp.
> with the 3B's?
Don't know about the 3B engine, but that oil leak on an NF engine
means a new oil pump is in the works. The pump is attached to the
front/passenger side corner of the oil pan, right next to the
pressure sender underneath. It is prone to leaking as it gets old.
I finally bit the bullet and replaced mine after > 1 year of dripping
oil on my garage floor and smelling it dripping on my exhaust.
Parts: $500, labor: $250.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Equipment Corporation (603)-881-1294
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
Only my cat shares my opinions, and she's too heavy to care.