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Old 02-02-2004, 12:17 AM   #1
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Question common oil leak?

I have oil leaking from somewhere behind the cam cover (between it and the firewall), below the oil filler cap -- but it doesn't seem to be coming from the cap. There are wires back there that are all oily; are they for injectors or sensors? Any ideas on what might be leaking back there? Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2004, 03:20 AM   #2
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Valve Cover Gasket?
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it could be the cam cover seal is leaking.
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Finally got a chance to inspect it today, and I'm amazed at what I saw. The cam cover is pushed out and split open (maybe 3/8") on the end near the PCV valve. I have no idea what could've caused that -- does anyone else? The engine is running fine, BTW.

I guess (hope!) that's not a common occurrence. Bizarre...
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Sounds like it either has been replaced at some point improperly or an overpressurization has occured. Ever replace the PCV valve in that car?
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Does'nt that cam cover run about $340 or so at the friendly retailers part desk?
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BigMac: If you actually mean the cover is damaged, and not just the gasket, I have a replacement cover which I believe is for your year. I picked it up in error, and will part with for few $.
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