Oil Leak (1.8T AJL)

Mr K

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Whilst under the car at the weekend I noticed that the sump is oily again on the drivers side. I cleaned it off after changing the oil a week or so prior. It doesnt look to be a bad leak, but I want to sort it out.

Before I start hunting it down, are there any common leaks that I should be looking for down the drivers side? I.e. rocker cover, sump, oil drain from turbo etc?


"Stick a V8 in it!"
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all of the above :)

Start at the top and work down i guess!

Mr K

Registered User
Ok! Was hoping there would be a common leak.

Will give it a good clean then see where it re-emerges from.


Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!
Camshaft seal also check the one behind position sensor, rocker cover gasket, headgasket also check the timing belt tensioner damper as these can leak.