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Where do most of the Oil Leaks come from on a Reatta?

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Post-Where do most of the Oil Leaks come from on a Reatta?

 

I have an oil leak on the Right front side of the motor.

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There is not a lot of places on the right (passenger) side of the engine.....probably the valve cover gasket.

A common oil leak source is the oil pressure sending unit......I said common, but in general Reattas run pretty dry, but if there is a leak, a common source is the oil pressure sending unit.

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56 minutes ago, Barney Eaton said:

...but if there is a leak, a common source is the oil pressure sending unit.

That's been my experience, also.

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I have replaced the valve cover gaskets with Felpro gaskets.  Quality product.  Be sure to torque them properly.

I am going to do the intake manifold next as I still have a few leaks.

Get under your car and check your transmission pan and oil pan too,  They are fairly easy to change but a bet messy.  I was thrilled to change my 88's oil pan gasket at around 117,000 miles and be able to look up into the cylinders.  They were in fine shape!

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I was advised to change the intake manifold gasket but  I also see a small amount oil sitting in the plenum area. I will have the mechanic change that gasket.

 

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Change any gasket that is near puddled oil. Also be sure to replace the PCV grommet while you have the intake manifold off.

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