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robinandcamera

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156 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Hi, I just viewed a tamora today and liked the car but when having it up on the ramps I noticed oil seeping from the bottom of the timing chain cover. It was almost enough to form a few drops big enough to drip on to the floor.

I'm guessing I should be concerned and look for another one?

The garage said it is normal for them to seep some oil from here but is an engine out job if I were to want to correct it.

duff-man

503 posts

92 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
You are correct, it's an engine out job to get the chain cover off.

Is it actually leaking from the cover or from the front crank seal?

If you are concerend and are viewing at a dealer would they not sort as part of the sale?

robinandcamera

Original Poster:

156 posts

66 months

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Wednesday 29th August 2012 quote quote all
Leaking from the crank case seal that meets the chain cover. Is that normal?

They didn't offer to look at it. If going for the car I think I would have it insist it was taken care of or is it nothing to worry about?

Thanks a lot

Ps I hope I described that correctly, I not particularly mechanically minded smile

Edited by robinandcamera on Wednesday 29th August 23:25


Edited by robinandcamera on Wednesday 29th August 23:26

Challenger C4s

52 posts

60 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
An oil leak that drips should not be acceptable on car especially one that does not have a gasket to the timing case, however many a car has had small oil leaks for ages that never seem to get worse. Whether this leak is enough to stop you buying it only you can decide, however for him to say they all leak there is cr*p
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