[V8] 93 4.2 oil leak

Jeff Goldberg gold123 at ntelos.net
Mon Apr 24 16:54:00 EDT 2006

 I just went through a similar leak and found that it was the flat
rubber gasket under the distributor mounting flange. A new o-ring on
the distributor didn't stop the leak.  The mounting flange (labeled
"connecting piece" in the FA) is held on by torx screws that you get
to after removing the distributor.  

I also recently found that my fairly new valve cover gasket was
leaking at the front corner.  I had installed them without the
benefit of an inch/lb torque wrench.  I removed the cover, cleaned
the all mating surfaces and the gasket with denatured alcohol,
installed and torqued to spec. and...she's getting drier all the


-----Original Message-----
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On
Behalf Of swett at comcast.net
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 12:04 PM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: [V8] 93 4.2 oil leak

Hello V8 heads,

I'm having some trouble finding the source of a pretty large oil
leak on the drivers side bank of my 93 4.2.  Not being very familiar
with this engine yet, allow me to ask for your expertise.

This leak appears to be coming off the back corner of the head, at
the head gasket.  Is there a distributor gasket that could be blown
sending oil down along this route?  I thought I've heard or read of
somebody else over the years experiencing this leak.  It just
doesn't seem to me that a head gasket could leak oil at this rate.
I'm hoping that either my V/C gasket is leaking or perhaps something
at the distributor.  Car has 100k on it.  

would love to hear about any similiar symptoms of this nature that
you've seen before.

Too many audis to list.  
Audifans V8 mailing list
Send posts to: mailto:V8 at audifans.com
Manage your list connection:
Have an Audi V8 question?  Check the Audifans Knowledgebase!
Have a V8 answer? ... Please help others by adding to the KB ... all
contributions welcome!

More information about the V8 mailing list