Oil Leak

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Sun Dec 28 16:14:04 EST 2003

Yes, the oil pan bolts can back off a bit--after 95k miles, about six of mine,
all near the front-right corner of the engine were loose and seeping oil.  They
take a 5mm allen-key wrench, IIRC. 

Linus Toy
Mercer Island, WA 
linust at mindspring.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com 
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Chuck Pierce
> Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 12:30 PM
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> Subject: Oil Leak
> It seems I have a small oil leak. Question is where!
> This not a big leak just is making a mess of the lower end of 
> the engine 
> and front cross member.
> Do the oil pan bolts have a tendency to back up a bit?
> It looks looks like it is seeping from around where the oil 
> pan attaches 
> to the block and where the small addition to the attaches to 
> the oil pan 
> on the exhaust side.
> Do the front crank seals go away on their own very often?
> Ideas, Wisdom or BTDT's  appreciated.
> Thanks
> Chuck
> 91 200tq 20v Avant
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