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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:46 pm    Post subject: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

Bringing folks up to date on our van, I decided to have the van get a once-over at a trusted mechanic this summer while goaliegirl was away at LDAC and CTLT (8 weeks of military training for ROTC cadets), and the report back was not good.

The trip was precipitated by another failed coil (back one of course), but since it was due for a tuneup, no big deal.

In the once-over, the mechanic decided that the control-arm bushing were starting to disintegrate (not fatal, but I noticed the handling is not as crisp as it used to be). The rear-seal oil leak has now been joined by another leak at the other end of the engine (once again not fatal). The alternator (original) was showing signs of major corrosion (which has usually come before failure). This is what gave me pause.

If folks remember from my previous posts, I bought our van back from the insurance company after a hail storm left it looking like a blue golf ball. It has 195K on the clock and at this point, it only needs to last until goaliegirl commissions and reports to her first post (maybe 1 - 1.5 years). With the kids launched and 2 Scion xB's in our garage, the MPV becomes an extra vehicle at that time (no, she doesn't want it even for free).

The last thing I want to do is send her back to school with a car that may leave her stranded (as a failed alternator might do) or leaking oil in a way that she may or may not be able to determine is OK. We are better equipped to handle automotive issue here, so we decided to send her back to school with my DW's 08 xB (60K on the clock and freshly serviced).

Well, this afternoon after a bit of driving around town, we parked in the driveway and unloaded a bunch of stuff. About an hour later my DW decides to park it in the garage. She backs it down the driveway about 20 ft (a slight grade) and then turns the wheel and pulls it left into our side-entry garage. When she gets out of the van (in the garage), she notices a trail of oil leading from where she put the van in forward gear (not coming up the driveway when we came home or backing up before pulling in the garage - only the forward trip into the garage). It is a steady drip about ever 1/2 to 1 inch between drops.

I crawl under the van from the front after seeing a small pool (about a tablespoon of oil) under the passenger side, close to the front of the vehicle. I am limited by my chest sliding under the front bumper, but I could shine my light upward at the oil filter and I see a drop hanging off of the lowest point of the filter canister. The area behind the filter (front face of the oil pan IIRC) has some spray on it, but not major amounts. The drip point on the filter clearly was where the oil had been dripping while coming up the driveway. I grab the filter with my hand and it isn't loose, but of course it is a bit oily.

So this lead me to wonder, is my oil leak a sign of a failing filter, or is there a way that another engine leak just happens to be running down the filter (and of course dripping on the hot manifold below it)?

And why did the oil leak not while backing down the driveway but after she shifted forward (going slightly up hill) into the garage? Did the shifting momentum perhaps dislodge a pool of oil that had accumulated while driving?

Or did the rising oil pressure from using the accelerator open up a seal somewhere (the oil filter?) to start the drip?

I'm thinking a quick oil change may solve my problem if it is a failing filter, but could the engine leak be the real culprit here?

2003 LX Coastal Blue - Rear Air - 195,000 Miles. Sold 9/27/2013.

1990 Lumina Rust Bucket - 125K miles and rusted out Scrapped 8/05

2008 Scion xB Silver - Just automatic transmission - 60K Miles goaliegirl's ride

2011 Scion xB Crimson - Automatic transmission and Alpine Audio - 25K Miles My ride

2007 Passat Wagon from the in-laws - DW's ride.

Been there, done that.
Went somewhere else, did it again.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:01 am    Post subject: Re: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

hi, i was told that my timing chain cover had a leak and after consulting members here, i brought the van to another mechanic while installing new suspension to see if it's true.

it turns out that the leak is from the oil filter or perhaps the seal/thread behind it, just like you are experiencing. he tightened it up and so far i have no leak. i also want to point out that previous leak was with Fram oil filter. Again, i don't want to sound i'm badmouthing Fram but i used to have motorcraft or mobil1 oil filter with no problem. i will stick to mobil1 from now on.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

You may want to try a high-mileage oil or a stop-leak product like Lubromoly engine oil saver.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

Had the oil changed yesterday using Valvoline High-Mileaged Blend. Noticed that I didn't get much smoke (small smell may be from older oil burning off) from the exhaust manifold at the grocery store (6 miles mixed interstate and main road) nor when I got home (2 miles main road).

Waiting for report from DW who was driving it to work today to see if this holds up.

Didn't think it would work on the seals that fast... Question

2003 LX Coastal Blue - Rear Air - 195,000 Miles. Sold 9/27/2013.

1990 Lumina Rust Bucket - 125K miles and rusted out Scrapped 8/05

2008 Scion xB Silver - Just automatic transmission - 60K Miles goaliegirl's ride

2011 Scion xB Crimson - Automatic transmission and Alpine Audio - 25K Miles My ride

2007 Passat Wagon from the in-laws - DW's ride.

Been there, done that.
Went somewhere else, did it again.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

Are you positive this was the oil leak? Check your power steering reservoir (RH side). After years without being changed, the power steering fluid turns into a dark oil-looking substance.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

darom wrote:
Are you positive this was the oil leak? Check your power steering reservoir (RH side). After years without being changed, the power steering fluid turns into a dark oil-looking substance.


Considering that it occurred after a sharp turn to pull into the garage I guess it could be a possibility.

Would it have run down in such a way as to drip off of the oil filter? That is where I saw it dripping from the other day. Didn't think the PS components were that far forward.

2003 LX Coastal Blue - Rear Air - 195,000 Miles. Sold 9/27/2013.

1990 Lumina Rust Bucket - 125K miles and rusted out Scrapped 8/05

2008 Scion xB Silver - Just automatic transmission - 60K Miles goaliegirl's ride

2011 Scion xB Crimson - Automatic transmission and Alpine Audio - 25K Miles My ride

2007 Passat Wagon from the in-laws - DW's ride.

Been there, done that.
Went somewhere else, did it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak problem... Reply with quote

If you trace the power steering hose from your PS pump, you will see it going over the intake manifold down on the RH side. Maybe you can use your hand + flash light to check for any leaks. Most importantly, is your PS fluid reservoir full?
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