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Awww Hell, I have a leak....

And yes, it's on the car....


Looks like I'm leaving small puddles of oil which appears to be coming from behind the crank pulley....


Please tell me this isn't going to be THAT expensive to fix
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And yes, it's on the car....


Looks like I'm leaving small puddles of oil which appears to be coming from behind the crank pulley....


Please tell me this isn't going to be THAT expensive to fix
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do you like long walks on the beach...?

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Is it dripping down the front of the timing chain cover?

Is it as simple as the hub seal?

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Again, what year is your car?

If it's got the optispark, it could be one of 3 seals on the timing chain cover.

Water Pump drive seal
OptiSpark seal
Harmonic Balance Hub seal

Hopefully it is either the water pump drive or the optispark seal. They are the easiest to change of the 3.

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D'oh! Such a n00wb mistake....


95 Caprice Wagon
Marblehead silver
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162,000 miles

Just had the opti done 6 months ago, had the water pump done last week....

29/m/Tx

No, not a big fan of long walks on the beach.... mostly because I'm walking to the next gas station....
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D'oh! Such a n00wb mistake....


95 Caprice Wagon
Marblehead silver
LT1
162,000 miles

Just had the opti done 6 months ago, had the water pump done last week....

29/m/Tx

No, not a big fan of long walks on the beach.... mostly because I'm walking to the next gas station....
Probably the seal for the WP drive since you just replaced the WP recently. Easy enough to pinch.

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+1 @ wp

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I thought you did your own auto work or at least had someone help you.

I'm certain that your opti seal is shot, if not also the water pump seal. Not just because it is easily apparent but because my original opti died from similar causes. If memory serves me right your seal is going to eventually explode shorting out your optical disks. This will sound like a big thud, the car will die, and you will be stranded.
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Don't forget to do the 2 O-rings on the WP drive shaft coupler as well if/when you do the shaft seal.

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