[Biturbos4] where is all the oil coming from!!??
gfl1 at optonline.net
Sun Nov 27 08:26:28 EST 2005
Well, losing coolant and leaking oil sounds a little like a head gasket.
Is there any oil in your coolant?
I assume you did not overfill? (it can get sucked in then)
I cant think of anything specific at the moment.
On Nov 26, 2005, at 1:03 PM, adamdschwartz at comcast.net wrote:
> Hey all,
> Happy T day to all....
> Last week when I was changing my oil I noticed that the underside of
> my tranny was a bit wet with oil. The car was going into the shop the
> next day to have the CV boot replaced, so I asked them to investigate
> the oil leak....
> What they found was oil was pooling on top of the engine, under the
> intake, and then rolling down the back of the engine and getting on
> the under side of the tranny.
> What they noted was that there was oil in the intake... They pulled
> the air filter and there was a little oil under it... I noticed that
> my TBB has some oil seeping around the edges, and yea- i can see oil
> pooling under the intake- a fairly good amount. Way more than normal
> for this car. The mechanic also noted that he could see some
> antifreeze under the intake also. My antizneeze level was low, and I
> had noticed it going down in the last 6 months. Only a little at a
> time, but it was needing some now( they topped it up even tho I
> forgot to ask about that)
> Anyhow - the car runs fine - there may be a small puff coming out of
> the back when I get on it hard, but I cant tell for sure. There is
> definitely something going on. My mechanic said he would need to pull
> some things apart to figure out what was going on and that he wanted
> to research a little first, and since it was running fine- I agreed
> to take the car, and we could dig into more at a latter date. My shop
> is independent, but I trust them as being very competent.
> So does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is there something "easy"
> that I could suggest my mechanic to check...
> details of my car:
> 2000 S4, 88k miles - APR stage 1, mobil 1 5/40. No engine work has
> been done on this car yet.
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