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leak pt 2

In message <C349AD420179440F@mail.co.albemarle.va.us> Mark Trank writes:

> In a previous post I think I referred to "leaking cam seals"....not 
> true.....my leak (I think) is a crank seal.  Mechanic I consulted 
> estimated 4-5 hours labor, and mentioned the possibility of a leaking oil 
> pump once he is able to get into the area where the leak has been 
> detected.  Does this sound reasonable?  Anybody have similar 
> experience(s) with this problem?

If it's around the oil pump area, then it's the front one and 4-5 hours is 
pretty reasonable - as are his oil pump suspicions.  The rear crank seal 
doesn't usually let oil _out_, but air _in_.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club