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Oil under my engine block.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by DeeKay21, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Dec 14, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I noticed some kind of residue or oil around the bottom of my engine block the other day when installing my diff drop. It wasn't enough for it to be dripping or anything but wtf? I asked a guy the other day and he said it might just be some lubricants from the factory but it looked brown in color. Wtf is going on? Is this normal?:confused:
     
  2. Dec 14, 2008 at 5:01 PM
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    chris4x4

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    If you can, post up a pic. I belive it IS normal, as I have the same "oil" film on the bottom of mine.
     
  3. Dec 14, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    Oh okay. I'll take a picture tomorrow when there's a little more light. Man I hope its normal.:(
     
  4. Dec 14, 2008 at 11:10 PM
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    Well, what do you think?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:44 AM
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  6. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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  7. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:38 AM
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  9. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:52 AM
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  10. Dec 15, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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  11. Dec 15, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    Here you go chris.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    Thats is NOT normal, your leaking
     
  13. Dec 15, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    I wonder before I jump to conclusions, if I should swipe those little areas and see if the spots come back in time?:confused:
     
  14. Dec 15, 2008 at 4:59 PM
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    I change my own oil every 3,000 miles in my garage. I have spilled little here and there and was also thinking of that same thing. It might just be excess from previous spills. I don't know for sure though.:(
     
  15. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:10 PM
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    Clean the area really good and see if you can find where its comming from.
     
  16. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    Yeah that's what I'm probably going to do is wipe the area and just keep checking.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:24 PM
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    Hey chris I need to replace my old air filter. Whats this I keep hearing about a secondary air filter for our trucks? I was looking at getting a K&N replacement filter, part #33-2281. Will that one work?
     
  18. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    Keep the secondary filter in. I took mine out to test to see if there was a differance, and there isnt. It made NO impact on the performance. Personally, K&N filters like shit. I use a OEM filter. Check this out:
    http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm
     
  19. Dec 15, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    I know your problem....

    I took mine into the dealer for the same problem and their initial assesment was that the powersteering was leaking, so they replaced the pump.

    2nd visit.... Same leak, they told me that the lines were cross threaded and were leaking.

    3rd time, same leak.....I'm getting pissed now and take it to a different dealer who tells me that its actually my timing cover is causing the leak. They replace it and reseal the cover and I've had no problems since.

    Have the dealer look into your timing cover.;)
     
  20. Dec 15, 2008 at 9:24 PM
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    Oh okay got yah. Just ordered an OEM filter on ebay.;)
     
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