BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Feb 2009
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The oil leaking came from atleast 3 different spots. The turbo drain tube, which I fixed (there was a bolt missing). The vacuum pump gasket, which I replaced but it started leaking again - that could be because I didnt put any sealant on the gasket. Going to do that one again. The third leak is from the front two head bolts. There's actually oil coming out from around the heads of the bolts.
I had those two replaced, and sealant added to their threads, and that fixed the leak temporarily. It was back within days. The mechanic suspects there's a tear in the head gasket, which allows oil to get to those two bolts, then travel up the threads and out the top.
There may very well be other leaks, but with so much coming out of the ones I mentioned, its impossible to locate now.
Another question: is there anything special I need (ie tools, computer software etc) for adjusting the timing? Dont assume I know what all that entails or means... its just that my mechanic, when he heard I want to try this myself, asked "So how are you going to adjust the timing?"
Last edited by Kfir; 11-03-2009 at 06:35 AM.