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Old 04-15-2013, 05:11 AM   #1
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small oil drip on driverside cat

I have 2001 box base 2.7. I have a small drip of oil hanging on the motor just above the driver side cat converter.
Just enough to drip once in a while on the cat and stink that burning oil smell at stop signs and when I get out of the car.
I canít see where its coming from. Any mechanics out there have any candidates for places to start looking?
Maybe someone has had this problem before.

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Old 04-15-2013, 05:33 AM   #2
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Check your spark plug tubes.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:13 AM   #3
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Check your spark plug tubes.
More likely the O-Rings than the tubes themselves.
I find that most O-rings start to seep oil after about 40,000 miles.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:45 AM   #4
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interesting - my dealer supposedly replaced plugs and tubes during the 60k service about a month ago.
could it be something else or should I be havin a word with him about it?
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Sometimes the tubes themselves become cracked by the extraction tool during the o-ring change procedure.

The cam cover gastket could also be an oil leak source but the spark plug tubes are much more likely.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:18 AM   #6
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I would check the oil cooler seal as this could leak down onto the cat. I would have thought the spark plus tubes are too far forward to drop onto the cat itself?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #7
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I'd be worried if an 986 didn't drip oil. Our cars have character.


Keep your eye on it, and make sure your oil level stays correct.



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