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Old June 23rd, 2014, 01:08 PM
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Missing cover......now oil leak.

Trying to pinpoint some of the oil leaks on my 85 2.5 NA, after pressure washing/degreasing the motor I climbed underneath to find what appears to be a missing panel/cover/???? on the front side of the oil pan beneath the crank pulley where there is a healthy oil leak coming out. Does anyone else with a 2.5 NA know what is supposed to go there? I've attached a picture, from my diagnosis there are 4 holes where a cover could be secured, however if it just means oil will then be pooling inside than that may not be the solution either. Thanks in advance.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 01:19 PM
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I think that goes into your timing belt area. If so, I'd want it covered better than that. Maybe make a cover with a small drain hole init. However, if you have a ton of oil leaking into that space you may have bigger problems.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 07:51 PM
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This is a shot of my 2.5NA diesel. You do seem to be missing the cover/wading plug.






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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:24 PM
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You gots your self a leaking crank/cam shaft seal there my old son, just finished doing one like that.

If it is a small leak don't plug it up till you get it fixed, timing belts don't like sitting in oil for too long, you can combine this fix with a belt change as it looks like you just got the 90, you can do all this with the engine in place.
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 08:35 PM
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You gots your self a leaking crank/cam shaft seal there my old son, just finished doing one like that.

If it is a small leak don't plug it up till you get it fixed, timing belts don't like sitting in oil for too long, you can combine this fix with a belt change as it looks like you just got the 90, you can do all this with the engine in place.
Yuppers. Time to pull the front cover and do that timing belt/oil seal thing. Pretty straight fwd. If you dont have a locking pin for the flywheel....a 6 mm allen works very well.
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Yuppers. Time to pull the front cover and do that timing belt/oil seal thing. Pretty straight fwd. If you dont have a locking pin for the flywheel....a 6 mm allen works very well.
Sell him the missing cover Rick, you have a half dozen spares.
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Instead of trying to fix that turd sitting in your engine bay, replace it with a 200tdi or an OM617. Hell, even a half dozen hamsters from your local pet store will pull better than that dirty, smelly, under powered, leaky 2.5 ltr shit box of a motor.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 06:52 AM
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Instead of trying to fix that turd sitting in your engine bay, replace it with a 200tdi or an OM617. Hell, even a half dozen hamsters from your local pet store will pull better than that dirty, smelly, under powered, leaky 2.5 ltr shit box of a motor.
Leaky? Really? Mine dont leak....or smell any more. Now...the slow part....well....dam.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 09:35 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I did just purchase it, and actually had the timing belt changed, but not the seal, hindsight..... I guess it'll be coming off again. I would love to drop a 200TDI in it, but at this point, it's not worth the investment to me. The motor still runs and drives great, so I'm just gonna fix the oil leaks and enjoy it as is.
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Old June 26th, 2014, 07:13 AM
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Well...if you where closer we could do this together. Seems mine yacked the new cam seal last pm. I am getting kinda good at this front cover/timing thing.
@ Raub: I will go to a LR3/4 before a 200tdi!
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