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Re: V8 Oil Leak
You might want to check the power steering pump. I had similar
symptoms which required a minor re-torque on the fittings (major
contortions to do so). If you get any spotting on the floor the
mineral oil usually looks very clean, unlike motor oil except right
after a change.
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Subject: V8 Oil Leak
Author: Douglas Glanz <email@example.com> at ENRON-Internet
Date: 4/22/98 4:20 PM
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!
Douglas P. Glanz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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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