[V8] Oil Leak Suggestions?

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Sat Jan 10 11:41:50 PST 2009

There was a post about the oil sensors above the alt.  One of those leaks
and is reasily/readily replaced.  I'll see if I can dig up the email.  Seems
like one I'd save.  Which means I'll never find it.


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> Subject: [V8] Oil Leak Suggestions?
> #2 is running well, but for the longest time it has had an 
> oil leak which I haven't been able to localize.  This is the 
> car which sports a newer engine which I believe to have been 
> used for training back at Audi USA HQ.  
> I believe the leak is somewhere near the alternator.  The odd 
> thing is that even though everything on the underside of the 
> car is coated with oil on that side, the oil cooler itself is 
> completely dry.  I've been running the car with the bottom 
> cover removed to try to use the locations the oil drops are 
> coming from to try to help localize the source.  At first I 
> thought the source was the gasket on the lower oil pan, and 
> that may actually be the case.  I have tightened the 
> attachment bolts, but the leak has not abated.
> I'll appreciate any thoughts or BTDT you might have on what 
> the source might be, or ways to track the source down.  This 
> car would be almost perfect if I could fix this one . 
> Thanks!
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
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