[200q20v] Re: Leak

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Thu Dec 28 16:30:07 EST 2000

Hey guys, I'm still preaching my "Don't fix it if it ain't broke" phlosophy.

Most any weaping shaft seal, engine, tranny, or rear end can be "saved" with
the addition of a can of engine stop leak, half can to the tranny or rear
end.  My 260Kmi 5k has had two such tranny treatments, and is dry to date.
The 200 once, as required.  For $3 or $4, what's to loose?


> From: Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
> Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 17:39:28 -0500
> To: C1J1Miller at aol.com
> Cc: <Mpl20020vtq at aol.com>, <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [200q20v] Leak
> Chris rounded up the usual suspects, and any of them could be at fault. But
> my bet is on tranny oil from a leaking passenger-side differential shaft
> oil seal. These seals (including driver's side and input shaft) are
> well-known weaknesses in  our cars. The archives should have a write-up on
> replacement of the output shaft seals. A few hours for a first-timer but
> shouldn't be more than an hour's labor at a qualified shop. The seals cost
> a few dollars.
> Phil
> At 4:44 PM -0500 12/28/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>> 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
>> breather...
>> 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.
>> Chris
> Phil Rose
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