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post #1 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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2.5 leaks oil only when not running

My engine only leaks after I turn it off. And on the right side I just don't know where. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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Typical of the 2.5L. Remember two things affect your leak while it is running, gravity and the airflow in the engine bay while running from the fan and driving forward. So maybe it just finally has the ability to run onto the floor when it is off.

Typical leaks are valve cover,dipstick, distributor, ooil pressure switch (sending unit) by the distributor and finally the rear main but not so much on the 2.5L.

It is probably running down the right side of the block and gets all over the starter and then drips from the bottom of the bell housing.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-03-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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OK I've replaced the valve cover seal, I'll take a look at the dipstick, distributor and sending unit. Thanks!
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-05-2013, 07:58 PM
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Or if you have REALLY bad blow by, out of the air cleaner! (been there)
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