[V8] I don't believe it!
ekellock at adelphia.net
Sun Dec 21 12:21:26 EST 2003
Roger, on mine the o-ring that seals the distributor base is leaking and the o-ring on the dist itself does a pretty good job of holding it in, but every once in a while some seeps out and drops right on the exhaust. Also my valve cover gasket it leaking and this comes down and manifests itself as a leaky oil sender unit. When I had the alternator out for replacement, I was able to track the leak back up to the v/c gasket.
Not saying your guy's diagnosis is wrong, but with these other two much easier opportunities to check, just wanted to share them.
From: "Roger M. Woodbury" <rmwoodbury at downeast.net>
Date: 2003/12/21 Sun AM 06:44:22 MST
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Subject: [V8] I don't believe it!
No I don't. All was going so well, and then it happened. Or rather, then
it was diagnosed as happening. Damn! I HATE it when this happens.
For a while...oh, about ten thousand miles or so...I have been having a
little oil drip out of the front of the engine. The last time that I looked
up under the engine with the cover off, was in the shop that I used to go to
that is now closed. Oil sender was the diagnosis, or so we thought at the
But it has gotten worse, and this summer, I started getting some oil smokey
smell at traffic lights once in a while.
Last month, I took a flier and tried to sell the car, listing it on eBay.
In order to make the car as pure as possible, I left the car at the shop
where it gets fixed now. No hurry, I said, and things being as they are,
the mechanic didn't do anything to it, until now. (The results on eBay were
laughable: I am not a motivated seller, really).
The results of the real, in-depth diagnosis? HEAD GASKET. RIGHT SIDE.
Well, I guess the cross benefit is that I will have a new timing belt at
this point, when all is done.
And of course, two new head gaskets, and who knows what else.
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