'97 855 GLT Can you help me find the for source of oil leak near exhaust manifold on passenger side?

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Re: '97 855 GLT Can you help me find the for source of oil leak near exhaust manifold on passenger side?

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Rear main seal is about 10 hours. Seal is $25.

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I can't tell from the pic, can you rule out the "oil squirter cover" to the aft?
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Post by jreed »

Thanks.
I got into the area again today to inspect it some more. I don't see oil residue around the turbo oil line or in the oil pump area behind the crankshaft. What is the oil squirter cover? Did I get it in one of these pictures? Thanks again for the help and advice!
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

These covers. They will occasionally leak, but I don't think it looks to be coming from there.
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Great pics. I agree it's not the cover gaskets. Looks to be from higher up.
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Looks like cam seals failed. They leak down behind the plastic cover behind the timing belt.

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Classic cam seal leak.
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You guys do realize post #1 says cam seals are dry?
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

erikv11 wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:19 am You guys do realize post #1 says cam seals are dry?
Yeah, I was gonna say... lol

This definitely looks like a cam seal leak, but if they're dry, they're dry.
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Post by xHeart »

erikv11 wrote: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:19 am You guys do realize post #1 says cam seals are dry?
Dry or wet, unless jreed removes inner tb cover, hunt is on.
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