Leaky Oil Sending Unit???

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Fri Jun 7 15:39:51 EDT 2002

Also, I had a pan leak on this corner of the pan.  just tightening the pan
screws would not do it.  But loosening all of them in this area and then
retightening them sealed it up tight.  DFI if IAB!


> From: Peter Schulz <peschulz at cisco.com>
> Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 17:13:35 -0400
> To: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> Cc: 200q20v <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: Leaky Oil Sending Unit???
> Kneale:
> Are you _sure_ that the crank seal isn't leaking???
> I recommend that you clean the area thoroughly, and then take a look again
> - this will give you a better indication of the actual source.
> -peter
> At 04:51 PM 6/7/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>> --
>> Is it the oil temperature  sending unit that sticks out of the bottom of
>> the front of the engine, sort of between the oil pan and the
>> alternator?  It has a single wire screwed into its end and a cap on the
>> wire?  I appear to have an oil leak there.  There's oil all over the
>> sending unit, inside the cap on the wire and back along the passenger side
>> of the engine.  There's some on the outer end of the oil filter too.
>> Anyway, this thing has a 22mm hex body and is tight already, so it must be
>> leaking out of itself?????
>> Do I lose all the oil from the engine if I replace it????
>> I'm in the midst of an oil/filter change right now, just waiting for the
>> last drips from the Fumoto before I take the filter "shower", and I'm
>> wondering if I'll have to go through it all again in a week when I get the
>> replacement sending unit???
>> Looks to me from the Family Album that it's part # 035 919 521B and has a
>> sealing washer N 013 827 2.
>> Anyone else have trouble with this fixture?
>> --
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> Peter Schulz
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