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Hi guys,
I put the car on the stands to inspect the different rubber parts of the car and once I removed the front cover I discovered I had an oil leak. From the top of the engine bay I couldnt see any leaks. Filter looked clean, the adj cam looks nice and neat and there was no sign of oil new or old.

I then degreased the oil sump and everything surrounding it so I can find where it is coming from. Ran the enginer to temp and then revved it a bit to simulate driving rpms etc. Had another look and voila! I have an oil leak from the sump. Have a look at the first pic. Then tried to squeeze my camera as my head was hard to adjust as I dont have ramps or a hoist and took the second pic which I have attached. As you can see the gasket has been leaking extensively from this point but what is alarming is the chunk of the sump that is missing. It is as if it was damaged somehow.

So my questions are:
1)do I need to replace the gasket? will this fix the issue? or will this sump chunk always make it leak nomatter what
2)can I get a paste, or silicone or something that I can seal it with so that I dont have to spend loads of money in having it replaced? I am guessing it is not an easy job to replace it as lots of things seem to be in the way.
3)I used a stop leak fluid today to see if this fixes it... guy at Repco said I wouldnt hold my breath...but he said its the easiest and probably first thing you should try... so I did. Mechanic in a bottle has never been a winner in my books

I appreciate all the help guys. It is amazing how many things I have learned from you all about our car and how to do all the mechanical repairs and servicing.
 

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Hi guys,
I put the car on the stands to inspect the different rubber parts of the car and once I removed the front cover I discovered I had an oil leak. From the top of the engine bay I couldnt see any leaks. Filter looked clean, the adj cam looks nice and neat and there was no sign of oil new or old.

I then degreased the oil sump and everything surrounding it so I can find where it is coming from. Ran the enginer to temp and then revved it a bit to simulate driving rpms etc. Had another look and voila! I have an oil leak from the sump. Have a look at the first pic. Then tried to squeeze my camera as my head was hard to adjust as I dont have ramps or a hoist and took the second pic which I have attached. As you can see the gasket has been leaking extensively from this point but what is alarming is the chunk of the sump that is missing. It is as if it was damaged somehow.

So my questions are:
1)do I need to replace the gasket? will this fix the issue? or will this sump chunk always make it leak nomatter what
2)can I get a paste, or silicone or something that I can seal it with so that I dont have to spend loads of money in having it replaced? I am guessing it is not an easy job to replace it as lots of things seem to be in the way.
3)I used a stop leak fluid today to see if this fixes it... guy at Repco said I wouldnt hold my breath...but he said its the easiest and probably first thing you should try... so I did. Mechanic in a bottle has never been a winner in my books

I appreciate all the help guys. It is amazing how many things I have learned from you all about our car and how to do all the mechanical repairs and servicing.


It very easy to remove the oil pan to replace the gasket. You should use both, the gasket and silicone for that extra insurance. But first, try to re-tight all the bolts on the oil pan. I found about 4 bolts on mine was loose.
 

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ok thanks guys...i'll have to go get a set of tools or pop past a local independent. Any idea what those bolts are called? they are not torx?

I have posted a zoomed image... hope that is clearer. If the tightening doesnt do it, can I put silicone on it as a temporary solution? or will it melt off :eek:
 

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ok thanks guys...i'll have to go get a set of tools or pop past a local independent. Any idea what those bolts are called? they are not torx?

I have posted a zoomed image... hope that is clearer. If the tightening doesnt do it, can I put silicone on it as a temporary solution? or will it melt off :eek:
Only temporarily.
You will need to clean real well. There is no pressure behind oil. AND it will NOT melt off.:)

They are torx. E series.

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Thanks so much. I'll get myself a set of 3/8" to complement the toolkit :)
 
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