[200q20v] Leak

C1J1Miller at aol.com C1J1Miller at aol.com
Thu Dec 28 16:44:38 EST 2000

In a message dated Thu, 28 Dec 2000  3:43:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
Mpl20020vtq at aol.com writes:

<<   I seem to have developed a leak on the passenger side of my engine on my 
200q20v.  I noticed a slight smell of burning oil.  I haven't had a chance to 
crawl under and find its exact location but it is getting on the passenger 
side cat.  I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar leak.  The 
transmission and area around the cv joint are damp on the passenger side.  I 
can't see anywhere on the engine where the oil is coming from.  Is it 
transmission oil?  The bottom of the transmission is damp.  There hasn't been 
a puddle anywhere that I've parked.  No noticable drop in oil level.  Any 
help or suggestions would be appriciated.  Thanks.

Michael Lynch
91 200q20v
86 4kq

Mike:  there's several sources for oil. first, determine what kind of oil; 
engine, transmission, or pentosin.

Engine oil:  there's the valve cover gasket, and the valve for the crank 
transmission oil:  there's a small plate held on with small 10mm? bolts 
around there; it may be loose and leaking.  Tighten the bolts a bit; not sure 
of torque, but it's not a lot.
Pentosin:  dripping off the rack, or off one of the hoses leading to the rack.

More information about the 200q20v mailing list