major oil leak!
b.benz at charter.net
Sun Nov 26 23:05:42 EST 2006
Now that we know that it is engine and not hyd. oil you¹re right, could be
the gauge sender or either of the two press. switches. I discounted the
having to add engine oil as a symptom, inasmuch as I never add engine oil
between 10K oil changes at which time it is at the bottom line.
> From: Chuck Pierce <cpcycle at earthlink.net>
> Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:46:46 -0800
> Cc: PeterBergin at aol.com, 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: major oil leak!
> I would check the oil pressure sender and 1.8 bar oil pressure sender.
> If I am correct the 1.8 bar sender is closest to the front of the
> engine, down under the PS pump
> Both are on the left side under the intake manifold.
> It is possible one of them died and is letting oil through their bodies.
> With the oil pressure fluctuating that would be a good place to start
> Since you had to add engine oil I do not think it would be the PS pump.
> Chuck Pierce
> 91 200 20v Avant
> Bernie Benz wrote:
>> On that side, sounds like the PS pump. What kind of oil is it?
>>> From: PeterBergin at aol.com
>>> Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 17:49:18 EST
>>> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
>>> Subject: major oil leak!
>>> Hi guys, my 91 avant just sprung a major oil leak. Car has always been
>>> dry underneath. Spotted a small drip under the car before I left work
>>> thought it was one of the PS hoses. Drove home (about 20 miles) and notice
>>> the oil pressure gauge bouncing around between 2.5 and 4 bar, (normally 5).
>>> Got home and was down two quarts, added and started the car, notice al
>>> lifter noise. Oil is running out in a steady stream on the front left
>>> above the pan gasket, near a sensor that is hard to see behind some hoses.
>>> But definitely on the front left.
>>> Any ideas?
>>> 91 Avant
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