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Old 01-11-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Is this what an O-Ring / Tube leak looks like?

Decided to pull my wheels off and have a gander before ordering parts for my planned maintenance.. The passenger side looked completely fine to me, the driver side looked questionable. In the first pic whatever the black plastic piece is visible on top of the rightmost coilpack had Oil on / in it. The remaining pics are of the leftmost (closest to front of car) coilpack which seemed to have a lot of stainage in and around it but not sure if that's the source











Is this caused by a bad o-ring / plug tube or do I have another problem?? When I pulled the coilpack out and felt inside the tube it felt dry. I don't have any oil on the floor and the car has been parked in the same spot for about 2.5 months.

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Old 01-12-2011, 07:38 AM   #2
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If there is no staining ABOVE the coilpack, then it definitely looks like a tube/o-ring issue to me personally. That being said, it doesn't look "wet" at all...might be cause the car sat for 2.5 months.

Also, oddly enough, the oil appears to be staining below all coilpacks on this side of the engine, and has a distinct "funnel" appearance spreading downwards from your tubes/packs. So it seems to me to be the obvious answer...

P.s. Mine looks similar with one leaking tube, but I actually have fresh oil outside of it despite not really driving for 1.5 months.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:00 PM   #3
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I would suggest one of two choices.

Either replace it proactively.

Or clean the area good, and check it again in a little while (couple weeks)

Maybe it leaked at some point, maybe it stopped, maybe it is road grime,

Maybe it only leaks under pressure.

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Decided to pull my wheels off and have a gander before ordering parts for my planned maintenance.. The passenger side looked completely fine to me, the driver side looked questionable. In the first pic whatever the black plastic piece is visible on top of the rightmost coilpack had Oil on / in it. The remaining pics are of the leftmost (closest to front of car) coilpack which seemed to have a lot of stainage in and around it but not sure if that's the source











Is this caused by a bad o-ring / plug tube or do I have another problem?? When I pulled the coilpack out and felt inside the tube it felt dry. I don't have any oil on the floor and the car has been parked in the same spot for about 2.5 months.

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:56 AM   #4
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I would clean the whole area & then look for the origin of the oil. These engines are oil leakers but don't fix what ain't broke. Simple Green followed by brake clean works great.

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