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Old 11-08-2013, 07:30 PM
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Got my alignment done a few years late! And...

I'll admit the car was way overdue for an alignment. As in, last one was done three or four years ago. Yeah, late. Anyway, since I got two new tires on the car, I figured I'd get it done (and like I said, it REALLY needed it anyway).

Good news: despite being way off, the alignment was all it needed. Nothing else wrong with the front end. Thank God, because I pretty much had it rebuilt four years ago!

Bad news: I have an oil leak (well, I knew THAT...) and in the mechanic's words, "it's made your cross damper (I think that's what he called it) all sloppy."

So...where do I start looking for the source of the oil leak?

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Old 11-08-2013, 07:38 PM
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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The gasket between the oil filter housing and block.....may be a rear main seal but chances are its this gasket.....mine is also covered in oil.....but its not what made it sloppy.....35 years of use is what did it.....
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:57 PM
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A gallon of Purple and a pressure washer is a good place to start.
Hard to find a leak when everything is covered in oil.
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:01 AM
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Quite often it is the valve cover gasket that gets re-used and re-used and re-used
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:34 AM
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"cross damper"? Steering damper maybe? If so, that's in front.

Check the front crank seal. With the engine running, crawl under the front and with a flash light observe the bottom of the spinning pulley, anything coming out?
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:16 PM
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The valve gasket was replaced when I had my valves adjusted this previous winter. There's also quite a bit of blowby, if that helps at all.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:44 PM
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Quite often it is the valve cover gasket that gets re-used and re-used and re-used
OK OK, I know your talking about me....stop it

I have reused mine so many times because ever month I was redoing the valve adjustment...

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