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    major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    ive just bought a cav sri 8v, drove home fine but when i got home noticed that the wheel was covered in oil, popped the bonnet and theres not a drop left in the engine, seems to be coming from somewhere behind the pas pump but could be anywhere as the belt has flicked it everywhere.

    anyone got any ideas where it may be coming from?


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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    possibly sump gasket? or the crank seal behind the pulley or the oil pump

    i would try and clean tha oil up then put some in and then run the car and see if you can see where it is coming out from
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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    hmmm thats a bitch, i only bought this car cos i thought it would be reliable after getting sick to death of fixing my 205 gti turbo and know this!! think ill let the garage do it.

    cheers les

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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    could be the oil filter seal too
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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    i vote front crank seal. well technically its the oil pump seal.

    youll get raped for labour at a garage. its a big job.

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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    i know mate but im sick to death of cars at the moment

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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    is there any oil above the pas pump?

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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    no theres none above the pas pump so its not head gasket, if the crank/oil pump seal had failed would you expect the cam belt pulleys etc to get covered in oil considering how much everything else has got a coating as they are bone dry.

    ive calmed down abit now and have decided to do it myself, silly not too really considering the price difference.

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    Re: major oil leak - cav sri 8v

    sump gasket has gone on a few of the 8Vs I have had
    could be any gasket though!

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