first oil change, now weird noises...

paanta at paanta at
Fri Aug 16 10:31:05 EDT 2002

So this isn't an urgent problem?  It'll go like this for a long time
before I start spilling oil all over the place?

Might switching to mobil 1 do something to screw it up?

> This could be a vacuum leak at the rear crank seal. I am not sure what
> that would have to do with your oil change, unless your new oil
> somehow removed some crud that was sealing the leak before.
> On our 1989 200q Avant I had a similar noise that was most prevalent
> on startup and when idling. This noise went away when I changed the
> rear crank seal during the clutch replacement I did several months
> ago.
> HTH,
> Eric

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