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Old May 9th, 2016, 02:51 PM
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Chasing leaks, Engine Rebuild.

Hey all. I wanted to get some opinions. I have a 95 D-90 that I have owned since 2001. I have been gradually replacing a lot of stuff on this truck, but lately I cannot seam to get leaks to go away. I was chasing an oil leak on the front end of the truck, and it got fixed recently. Then the power steering hoses started to fail, fixed. This weekend, I was driving it around some and started to notice my small occasional drips of fluid were getting gradually bigger. From the top of the truck, the engine is really tight and clean. Under the truck on the driver side however it looks like oil is starting to come out of the side rear end of the block. It is dripping onto the lower round 2" cross member. Anyway, I have always fixed stuff, but I have never considered an engine rebuild, or a head gasket job. I feel as if overtime I find a fix, it causes another week link to become weaker. Wondering if an HG job would get me back on solid footing.
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Isn't ignorance bliss? Had you not fixed the first one you'd not be looking as attentive and as often. You're on a slippery slope now my friend.
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Also, at that location it could be engine (RMS) or trans oil (input shaft seal), or clutch slave cylinder (brake fluid). Make sure you know what is coming out.
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you own a truck made 21 years ago that probably has never had its seals replaced and so you are the stuckee. grin and bear it

as for headgaskets, what that has to do with an oil leak i have no idea. like the other guys have said , you really need to figure out where the oil leak is coming from. it could be a valve cover gasket...who knows
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Every rover 3.9 - 4.6L I have seen leaked from the rear main seal area.
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H Under the truck on the driver side however it looks like oil is starting to come out of the side rear end of the block. It is dripping onto the lower round 2" cross member.
Like the other guy said, pressure wash/degrease-whatever and check closer.

Could be the crucifix seals---which is sorta close to a rear main seal but is not a rear main seal.
That is a known leakage area in older trucks.


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