oil loss 90 200tqa

Mihnea Cotet mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Tue Apr 9 03:27:55 EDT 2002

At 17:08 8/04/2002 -0700, Ron Wainwright wrote:
>   I got a chance to crawl under the car after work
>today and cleaned the area well with brake clean
>  let the car idle in the driveway for a while and
>didn't notice any oil loss so I went for a ride around
>the block
>  got back under the car and noticed oil on the oil
>temp gauge sender and all so noticed oil commin from
>above the sender where the sender is screwed into the
>housing (I guess you can call it) well
>  thats bolted to the front underside of the block
>there looks to be a paper gasket in between could that
>paper gasket be causing the leak?
>  it's just hard to tell since the oil loss is rite
>near the alternator and the main pulley's there's
>allot of wind generated down there so the oil looks to
>be blown around it's hard to pinpoint
>  so it could be
>1) sender leaking
>2) crank seal leaking
>3) gasket between oil temp sender housing and block or
>is that just the crank seal leaking?
>any additional help would be great


The oil temp sender housing is also called the oil pump IIRC :-) The oil
pump gasket can leak but the front crank seal can do it too, as well as the
sender gasket (there should be some sort of)

Just my 0.02,


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