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Old 07-04-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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Front engine Oil Leak Where From

I am trying to figure the source. Oil pools in the circled area (There's a little valley there) and appears to drip down the side of the oil pump housing. Just above the circled area is a tube (I think to the power steering). To the left of that tube there is an aluminum plug into the engine with an inset hex. That may be the source. Maybe a bad 'O' ring or maybe just tighten. I don't want to tighten until I know what this plug is.
It's not power steering fluid as I'm maintaining level

Anybody have any thoughts where oil could come from above the oil pump under the AC compressor?????



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I would break out the brake kleen and remove the gunk currently there and run the engine looking for the leak. Really hard to tell what's going on with that picture.
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:00 AM   #3
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Better Pic for help

I found a good pic.

Red Arrow: Plug I believe is the source of my leak
- Can this plug be removed to inspect seal without issues or removing any Fluids?

Yellow Arrow: Valley where oil pools

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My best guess is that is part number 7 & 10 in the parts book:

7 = 996 101 219 52 Screw 9 x 150

10= 999 701 789 40 O-Ring 12 x 50

Dunno what they go to exactly.

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