Oil leak help

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Oil leak help

Post by kowsmou » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:00 pm

I've got a small oil leak on the back of the cylinder head which is dripping down onto the exhaust. I can't identify where it's coming from!

The rocket cover gasket has been replaced already.

Any ideas?

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Post by patriot66 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:25 pm

Wipe it all clean. Go for a little drive until it's warmed up. Park it on the level. Open the bonnet and let it cool down. Carefully look and/or feel around the rocker cover gasket as I would definitely think that is the number one culprit if oil is dripping onto the exhaust manifold. It may have been fitted incorrectly/nipped or possibly be a cheap/inferior quality item. Was RTV sealant used on the quadrant sections ? :thumbsup:
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Post by Silverzedtom » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:35 pm

The replacement of the rocker cover gasket would be my concern too as it probably wasn’t fitted correctly. At least that would be an easy fix.
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Post by Buckz » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:02 pm

what engine/
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Post by kowsmou » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:56 am

Buckz wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:02 pm
what engine/
Sorry, it's the 2.0.

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Post by MACK » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:42 am

kowsmou wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:56 am
Buckz wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:02 pm
what engine/
Sorry, it's the 2.0.
It's quite common for a rocket cover gasket on the 2.0 to still leak after replacement. This is due to the cover itself warping ever so slightly. The solution is a new cover which is expensive or simply use some liquid gasket/sealant on the rubber gasket to get a good seal.
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