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V8 Oil Leak

Hey q-listers:

I have been having a problem with an oil leak on my V8.  I have
correlated it to two conditions...either when driving it hard at high
speeds or for extended periods at >75 mph.  After either one of these
when I stop, I can see (and smell) oil smoke burning off of the
outside of the exhaust, not from the headers...under the car.

I got under and checked the oil pressure switch since it may leak
under higher oil pressure, and it was dry.  I did see a drip from the
driver's side of the transaxle at the axle seal, and the exhaust where
it merges at the O2 sensor had a little oil on it.  Would the seal
leak more at higher speeds?  Is this a common failure on the V8?

I also noticed some engine oil on the a/c compressor.  Is there
something above it that can be leaking?  Space is tight and it is a
little hard to see.  

If anyone else has a similar experience, I would be interested in
knowing your experience.

Thanks everyone in advance for your help!

Best Regards,

Douglas P. Glanz (dglanz@yahoo.com)

90 V8 Quattro, 129K
87 Alfa Milano Platinum, 67K (don't flame me if you haven't driven one)
83 Alfa Spider Veloce, 108K
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