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Old 06-03-2019   #16
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Re: Oil leak.

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We'll probably put a new one on it this summer - if it doesn't start leaking before that.
Good luck on getting the old pan off, mine was glued on there pretty good. Took me one and a half hour plus a heat gun to remove it.
Also had to remove the tranny support to get to the last two oil pan bolts out.
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Correct! My pan was really rusty, especialy because I had exhaust gas leaking through exhaust seal between 1st & 2nd pipe parts. I used sandpaper, anticorrosive coating, zinc spray 2 times and finaly black spray resistant to high temperatures.
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Re: Oil leak.

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Good luck on getting the old pan off, mine was glued on there pretty good. Took me one and a half hour plus a heat gun to remove it.
Also had to remove the tranny support to get to the last two oil pan bolts out.
Yup. I know how well the "glue" sticks. I did one on Felicity, our old 1992 Panda Parade. It was pretty solid but I found it moved with a very big screwdriver driven into the joint in stages all the way round. Must have gone round, a little deeper each time, four or five times until one edge started to separate. Once it started to move it was not too bad - lots of scraping and cleaning up though. I left her to stand for a couple of days before starting the job and had very little trouble with oil getting on the mating faces.

I've been lusting after a set of "strike through" pry bars for a while. Think this job might justify my longing!
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Re: Oil leak.

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I have also experiences with oil leaking on Grande Punto. When I bought it, after 2 days I found oil on oil pan. It leaked through front crankshaft seal - under oil pump. So I immediately claimed it under the waranty to second hand dealer and they fixed it - because I hva rights under the law. So they fixed it, but after some car testing I found leak from other side :-) This time it was crankshaft seal on gearbox side + wrong oil can sealing (silicone). So I gave it to dealer once again and they fixed it too. Since that I have no problem ;-)
Heartworm04 - you have your rights! Complain it because it's hidden fault! As Robert G8RPI said...
Thank you, might just give the garage a call and see if they can take a look at it!
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Re: Oil leak.

Hi.

Basically the oil light is ALWAYS ON

U N L E S S

The OIL PUMP is building the oil pressure.

SO : youve established there is enough oil around the dipstick.
That is the oils reservoir.. Which the pump should circulate around the engine.

It is either .. no oil flow.. or a dodgy sensor. Either way it needs investigating.

Charlie
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Re: Oil leak.

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The "little oil can symbol light" is connected to a pres... (shortened version ;-)!
Agree 100% with Jock !

The best car owner's friend is cleanliness... HAND-clean your car once a week or at least every fortnight, don't miss the inner edges (bonnet, hatch, doors) nor the wheel arches (dampers can leak), it'll take only a few minutes more if done regularly. While the bonnet is open inspect the engine for any leak and wipe/blast the dust or debris (leaves) that might accumulate in the corners.

The engine having been at rest while you pampered the body, it'd be the ideal moment to check the oil and coolant levels ... and top them if necessary. Brake and clutch (if hydraulic) fluid level WILL vary with wear, don't top them !! Finally fill-up the screen washer fluid and you won't be surprised by an empty reservoir and dirty windscreen ...

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Re: Oil leak.

[QUOTE=Bernievarian;4469518]Agree 100% with Jock !

The best car owner's friend is cleanliness... HAND-clean your car once a week or at least every fortnight, don't miss the inner edges (bonnet, hatch, doors) nor the wheel arches (dampers can leak), it'll take only a few minutes more if done regularly. While the bonnet is open inspect the engine for any leak and wipe/blast the dust or debris (leaves) that might accumulate in the corners.

The engine having been at rest while you pampered the body, it'd be the ideal moment to check the oil and coolant levels ... and top them if necessary. Brake and clutch (if hydraulic) fluid level WILL vary with wear, don't top them !! Finally fill-up the screen washer fluid and you won't be surprised by an empty reservoir and dirty windscreen ...

BRs, Bernie

Aye Bernie, that's the sensible thing to do. Most problems only get addressed as they occur & at times that's understandable. As you say weekly checks even if you are not mechanically minded is good practice. Been said before many times, today's drivers more often than not hardly look at their cars.
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