[V8] V8 leaking oil... again... and again..

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Wed May 14 15:48:33 PDT 2008

I think this is an anti-rust feature.  Both 1990's have this EXACT leak. 
I always thought it was coming from behind the distributor and working
it's way forward, I changed a few seals here and there...then just plain
gave up.  Looks like I made the right choice too!

The only solution to pinpointing the leak would be a dye and black light

After a spirited trip through the mountains once I pulled over about half
way down in a rest area and there was a small cloud of burning oil coming
from the back of the engine somewhere.  I have always suspected the
unknown leak around the top of the alternator and this episode were
somehow related.  Maybe the oil retention valves sometimes get
overwhelmed and the oil gets to some gasket or seal under a bit too much

"In my many years I have come to a conclusion
that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, 
and three or more is a congress." 

"Korn, Bob" <Bob.Korn at Fike.com> writes:
> I have exact same problem with mine, along with rear main seal. Did 
> all the seals with last timing belt. All I can say is my alternator 
> will never rust!

> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com <v8-bounces at audifans.com>

> Well, well... I can't say I'd be happy about your oil leak, but it 
> certainly makes it easier for me as I have suffered the _exact_ same
> for quite some time.

> From: "Dag Bøsterud" <dag.boesterud at consulgranada.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 8:55 PM

> > My 92 V8 4.2 is leaking... again :(
> >
> > The problem is engine oil dripping in down on the asphalt in front 
> >and on the right side of the engine.

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