Weird oil leak on the back of alh engine

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  1. eddielee

    eddielee Member

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    Hey I am trying to diagnose an oil leak on the back of the engine, it is not the turbo, valve cover, and doesn't appear to be head gasket.

    I cleaned it all up and wiped down to as clean as possible, no significant oil present, then started it up and let it present again.

    The only place I can see it coming from is the engine mount on the pulley side of the engine.
    it runs down the back side then down the block.

    I cannot think of something that should leak here. There is no oil in the timing cover or on the belt as I can see.

    I have recently used a engine mount bracket repair kit on it purchased from idparts.

    Any ideas of what might leak??????
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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    EGR diaphragm weep hole? There are also some vac hoses around there.
  3. Frank M

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    can also be the cam seal. they leak out the back of the plastic cover only, sometimes.
  4. eddielee

    eddielee Member

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    Thanks Guys

    I am going to replace the Cam seals and look for faulty oil plugs on the engine when I am in it.

    It is not the EGR as there is no oil any where around the top of engine, just presenting from the top of the engine bracket.

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