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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2009, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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hi guys hope you can help
i have had the beasty galant v6 auto estate for around a year now and it is still dropping a bit of oil
not a lot but enough to stain the drive
I have changed the rocker gaskets and checked it isnt the drain plug
it appears to be following the wire to the oil switch on the side of the sump and then dripping from the cover below
there does seem to be oil along the top of the sump but i cant see where it is coming from
as a relative newbi to these any ideas would be welcome and also any common leaks
thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2009, 10:05 PM
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it appears to be following the wire to the oil switch on the side of the sump and then dripping from the cover below
there does seem to be oil along the top of the sump but i cant see where it is coming from

well degrease that wire and oil switch and sump edge again

you may find the oil switch itself is leaking (they do that sometimes )


If the sump gasket has to be replaced
thats not too expensive a job


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Yes as stated the oil pressure switch can leak. After age the plastic area will unseal at the seams and the connector area and cause a leak. The oil pressure switch usually is not expensive on these models , but when replacing be careful and use a socket designated for removing it or be careful with a wrench as not to crack or loosen the plastic fixture that the oil pressure switch harness plugs into

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys

the oil appears to be coming from above the sump seal and tracking down the wire to the switch
is thereanything at te back of the block that could be leaking onto the top of the sump plate as you are aware it is a git
to see anything without taking the ilet manifold off again
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Well the cam cover gaskets can have a leak at the ends , causing it to drain down the sides of the engine block. It can also the be the upper cam seal that is draining down in that direction , or the ps hose.

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