Part identification pics - oil leak!

Choppa7

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HI Folks

Would somone be able to confirm the part shown in these pics please, basically everytime I park up I noticed a few drips of oil landing on the floor, after lying under the car for a while I'm pretty suer the oil is coming from here.

I think its a pipe from the oil cooler as it seems to come out the rad, but I'm not 100%


General shot
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Bit closer
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I think the oil is coming from this seal??? :confused:
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Any info will be gratefully received

Thanks :cool:
 

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Difficult to see without giving it a good clean first, then a fresh run out.
Yes, those are fluid cooler pipes.
Would check the fluid levels in the auto box and power steering, as it does have a reddish tinge to the colour (or is that the flash?)
 
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Sorry, the car is a C180 Auto
1995 W202
 

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It is quite likely that the oil is from the head gasket area. have a closer look.
 

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The fan blows it back along under the engine,,and the ting cas cover where it meets the head is a known cause, as is the damper seal on the front. It needs to be sprayed with and engine cleaner and you will see where it is coming from
 

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Talc scattered all over the engine parts (after a jolly good clean and degrease) will indicate where the oil is coming from.
 

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I see I am missing some text in my last post should have been timing case cover.


Thats a good idea wireman never heard of that one before :D:D
 
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Thanks for the help chaps I'll see what I can find after a clean
 

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Thanks for the help chaps I'll see what I can find after a clean

Just spray it on and use a jug to rinse off, this way it will not go into your electrics, they modern ones are very good and water soluble
 

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it's the head gasket gone, same as on my merc but mine isnt as bad as yours,

as long as its not making a big mess then just leave it, otherwise it\s a head off job to replace the gasket

look from the top of your engine down, where the dipstick is, in that general area is where its coming from, if i get a chance i'll photo mine to show you
 

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also make sure you are not overfilling the oil when car on level ground.
 

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also make sure you are not overfilling the oil when car on level ground.

Can you remember David who said that there was a mod where you under fill some engines a bit to stop this
 


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