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Real bad oil leak help!
MartyPA Offline
Senior Member
#1
I just got a badd oil leak today.Had to uturn it and take off work.I'm going through about a quart in 2 miles and leaving a trail behind me on the road.I can't tell what is leaking.It seems to be somewhere around the oil sending unit(just replaced)and around the same height.And its dripping bad.Any ideas what else is around that area.
1988 TurboCoupe Automatic Black-Maroon Cloth interior--
No mods yet but someday when everything else is right.
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1987tc Offline
Senior Member
#2
It could easily be the oil feed line to the turbo . Either loose or craked.
Wes
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philS Offline
Senior Member
#3
Are you talking about the low oil level sensor in the pan? If so, did you replace the gasket that goes with it?

Or are you talking about the gauge sending unit, higher up on the block?

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Jeff K Offline
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#4
Quote:Originally posted by 1987tc:
It could easily be the oil feed line to the turbo . Either loose or craked.
Wes

That would be my guess.

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Pete D Offline
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#5
I got a bad oil leak inthe same general area.

I look at it as an additional opportunity to get more familiar with an engine I'm real close to wishing I never see again [Image: biggrin.gif]

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MartyPA Offline
Senior Member
#6
Well seems like the oil feed line to turbo is shot.Must be a 150,000 mile curse.I think I bought and used enough oil to supply Nato in the last day.Now I hope it rains soon to cover up that 4 mile long trail of oil leading to my house.Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

[This message has been edited by MartyPA (edited 07-29-2003).]
1988 TurboCoupe Automatic Black-Maroon Cloth interior--
No mods yet but someday when everything else is right.
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