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Old 12-03-2010, 05:05 AM
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Oil leakage around gasket and oil cap

Hi all,

I have oil leakage again by the trans dip stick as well as near the outside of the oil filter cap and the breather tube. The oil coming out near the Trans dip stick seems to be the heaviest. Gasket is about 3 months old.

The oil seepage near the cap and the breather tube are light. Pics attached below. Thanks in advice for any advice.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:22 AM
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How much blow-by does the motor have? With the oil cap removed and the motor running how much air is coming out? If excessive this could contribute to your leakage.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:39 AM
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Not sure about the cam cover, but as mentioned blowby is the usual culprit for the oil cap and breather hose, assuming they are in good condition.

I used the pictured product when I had a similar issue with the oil cap, no more leaks there.
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:31 AM
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the 603 has a hole in the valve cover near the trans dipstick tube... if oil is exiting there, you have excessive blowby...
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:19 AM
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I had a similar oil leak around the breather tube on my 617. I installed a hose clamp and it fixed the problem.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:39 AM
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I bought a new gasket for the oil cap, still leaked. I made my own from thicker gasket material = no more leaks. On the breather hose I used a rubber band made from tire inner tube as a constant tension clamp = no more leaks.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:41 AM
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I had a similar oil leak around the breather tube on my 617. I installed a hose clamp and it fixed the problem.
yes, on the 617, the tube hardens, and allows the ample blowby that's standard on our engines to leak, on many, an hose clamp will not solve it, I've put a light coating of wheel grease, and it seems to hold. I've also put black RTV on the nipple then the clamp, and not had a drip. you can also replace the breather tube with new rubber connectors on each end, and eliminate the leak also. I got mine from Phil on fastlane.
for the filler leaking, a new gasket can be ordered from fastlane at the BUY PARTS link above.
unfortunately, there is nothing to be done that will fix the leak by the dipstick tube on a 603... the hole is drilled into the valve cover.
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Not sure about the cam cover, but as mentioned blowby is the usual culprit for the oil cap and breather hose, assuming they are in good condition.

I used the pictured product when I had a similar issue with the oil cap, no more leaks there.

Used it?

Where does it go?
What does it do?

I glued my breather hose onto the little chimney and bought a new gasket to go onto the oil fill cap. Still getting leakage from the fill cap. If your tonic fixes it...I wanna.
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:52 AM
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Used it?

Where does it go?
What does it do?

I glued my breather hose onto the little chimney and bought a new gasket to go onto the oil fill cap. Still getting leakage from the fill cap. If your tonic fixes it...I wanna.
that looks like a tonic that cleans the engine... see what the LM site has to say about the product...
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Old 12-03-2010, 10:54 AM
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Lean burning Engine?
Small Oil Sump?
Extended oil Change?

Well, if it cleans, it cleans.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:27 PM
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^ Yeah, that's it, worked for me.
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:43 PM
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... however, our oil coolers contain a large portion of oil in it. like 10% of the oil volume. when the oil is drained, some of the "cleaner" will be left in the cooler...
I'd be worried about leaving this stuff in my car.
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

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1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5Turbo
1987 190D 2.5-5SPEED!!!

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Old 12-03-2010, 03:37 PM
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How much blow-by does the motor have? With the oil cap removed and the motor running how much air is coming out? If excessive this could contribute to your leakage.
Muleears,

Last time I checked using the paper on the open valve cover test, hardly any. But that was about a year ago. I'll try again.

Thanks to all others for the feedback.

Bob
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:05 PM
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is there any downside to filling the hole by the dipstick and drilling a new one, say, up top on the valve cover?
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