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Old September 24th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Exclamation Oil Leaking?? HELP, PLEASE

Hey guys,

Have an 1985 with a 200tdi in it currently. Love the engine, which was built by landy, but have been overall unimpressed with his quality of work. Anyways, to get down to brass tax; for a number of months the engine has been leaking an increasingly noticeable amount of oil onto the rocker cover. This issue has not affected the overall performance of the rover, but it does worry me greatly. I am fairy sure that the gaskets are not to blame, due to the overall age of the engine, which, had been completely rebuilt. I have read some bits and pieces of articles pertaining to my dilemma on some of British forums, but have not found any definite or conclusive answers/solutions. I am planning on changing the oil and the filter at the end of this week (due to weekly time constraints) but am fairly sure this is not the root cause of the issue at hand.

I apologize for the length of this post, but I am honestly in desperate need for answers.
All help will be greatly appreciated, I would just like to see my baby leak-free, as it were.


Thank-you

-Zach
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Old September 24th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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see my baby leak-free

It'll stop leak when it'll be out of fluids.... Older Land Rovers came with the auto-lube feature from the factory. Take look at the newer models: they don't leak but they rust so much faster.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Zach this was a design feature - to coat the chassis and external parts in a combination of oil and sand/dirt/mud to assist with the prevention of rust....

Seriously, by now you may have figured this out - but it is so you can tell when you need to replace the fluids without checking dipsticks.
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Old September 24th, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Clean your cyclone filter at the same time, and check and see the "O"ring on the filter where fits into the cam cover is there and in one piece, there is a better Mann filter that is mentioned on the forum that will help
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Old September 26th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Thank you so much! This engine feature is not nearly as highlighted in the land rover circles as it should be. I now have one less thing to blame Landy's shoddy workmanship on. hahahaha
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