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oil leak under pressure. #1035659 10/07/11 01:08 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 175
TheGoat Offline OP
Wheeler
so, i thought it was the oil filter mount o rings. replaced those. nope. it's ok, as in doesn't leak much at all when sitting. once i start it, oil starts dripping.. what could it be? replaced the cylinder cover gasket too. maybe the o-ring on the back of the head? ideas anyone?? i really don't want to do a rear main on this...


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
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Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: TheGoat] #1035660 10/08/11 04:48 AM
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freddiespyker Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
hi doesn,t it leak maybe by the front crank seal? because mine did that just a tought <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: freddiespyker] #1035661 10/08/11 10:11 AM
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Sportege_Panicmech Offline
Mudrunner
Could be alot of things, lol. Start it up, crawl under there and look where it's roughly dripping from.. front, rear, driver's, passenger's side. of the block.

Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #1035662 10/08/11 11:52 AM
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TheGoat Offline OP
Wheeler
rear.. i know, i was just trying to see if there was something else special (like the oil filter mount) that i didn't know of..


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: TheGoat] #1035663 10/08/11 07:13 PM
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Sportege_Panicmech Offline
Mudrunner
Well.. maybe the back of valve cover or the exhaust cam position sensor o-ring which is on the rear of the valve cover.. hard to see since it's between the motor and firewal, but i know mine's leakin. I just have no motivation to fix it cause it's not real bad and I'm losing more oil past the oil rings :P`

Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: TheGoat] #1035664 10/09/11 02:48 PM
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hadtomer Offline
Wheeler
Hello.

As mentioned above- behind the cam cover- between the engine and the fire wall- there is an O ring aroud one of the sensors- it breaks and leaks under pressure.

the annoying thing is that oil drips down- so u think that the problem is in the block area- when in fact the leak is from the upper part of the engine.

so -

wait for the sporty to cool down and thes simply insert your hand and touch the rear of the engine- behind the cams - when the O ring goes it usually leaks a ton of oil-so u will be able to feel and see the oil.

p"s - check your oil level - if u drive like that for a week you can loose a lot of oil - leading to damage to the cams.


2001 sporty. 4 inch lift+ body lift-front lovlells coils+extended forks. reat tj. monroe shocks. full skid plate, auxilary fan. external oil cooler. maxxis 8060 235/75 R15 tires on american racing wheels. trackfinder rear diff lock.
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Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: hadtomer] #1035665 10/09/11 04:25 PM
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TheGoat Offline OP
Wheeler
i have a miata and it has the same sensor. just never leaked THAT bad. it's not registered or insured yet so it's not being driven.. guess i'll go snag an o ring at the store. they are like 50 cents.. instead of $5 at the dealer.. ugh. and i just replaced the valve cover gasket. i knew i should have done the cas o ring at the same time.. oh well, at least i know where to look and what i'm doing.. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> thanks guys.


So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: TheGoat] #1035666 10/11/11 01:56 AM
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Sportege_Panicmech Offline
Mudrunner
I wanna say it's a bit easier to remove if you take off the valve cover and then there's two bolts to take out the sensor. 10mm socket i'm sure. I think there's two rings in there. I'll maybe check my spare motor cause it's sitting out but it's in the garage (detached)

Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #1035667 10/11/11 03:24 PM
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TheGoat Offline OP
Wheeler
yeah, which is why i'm upset at myself.. i've replaced the one on my miata about 3 times now and i knew it right when i saw it. i thought to myself nah. i should replace it, but i didn't have one on hand.. and now everything i did two weeks ago will have to be done again. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> thanks for checking if you can!

oh yeah, should be two 12mm on the back there, plus the one holding the CAS onto the head, which should be a 12mm also.

Last edited by TheGoat; 10/11/11 03:25 PM.

So, i bought an 01 Kia Sportage. before i even drove it, i nick-named it The Goat.. it has been just like a goat.. stubbern at every corner...
Re: oil leak under pressure. [Re: TheGoat] #1035668 10/12/11 06:21 AM
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hillbillyles Offline
Need a Spot
The 98 we just bought has a leak (when we got it)...I crawled under it while running and it appears to be coming from the base of the oil cooler adapter/oil filter mount. Is there a gasket or o-ring there? Is this a common place for a leak?

It is a pretty solid drip when running but not at all if the engine is not running. You seem to indicate your thoughts are it is at or near the filter which is right above this area so you might want to double check for this.

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