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1G Massive oil leak need help

tsicody

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Feb 22, 2015
bakersfield, California
Car leaks all oil within minutes, started after cruising last night. Can’t located because it’s so heavy. Got a video, thinking maybe front main seal. What you think?

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fourgsixty3

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It is not a good idea to start the car with such a massive oil leak. That being said it looks like it's coming from the oil pump and it's being thrown everywhere by the timing belt. I would start there. What's your mod list?
 

DSMPT

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Jun 12, 2014
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If this is occurring pre oil gallery, you may damage the bearings, do not start the engine until you fix the leak.
It's hard to pin-point from where by the video and there are many possibilities. Since the leak is really a lot, first I would suspect a blown front case gasket if you had no leak before and suddenly happened (You may have too much oil pressure for some reason or/and using a cheap paper gasket instead of OEM or a good quality one)
Anyways that timing belt shouldn't be reused anymore, so remove the belt and clean the engine, then spin the oil pump sprocket by using a drill w/ 14mm socket. You should probably be able to find the leak while spinning the oil pump sprocket.
 

tsicody

Probationary Member
27
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Feb 22, 2015
bakersfield, California
It is not a good idea to start the car with such a massive oil leak. That being said it looks like it's coming from the oil pump and it's being thrown everywhere by the timing belt. I would start there. What's your mod list?
Yea I didn’t like to but need to verify the leak so I made sure was full and only started for the short time on video. Car is heavily modded. Built internally and balance shaft deleted

If this is occurring pre oil gallery, you may damage the bearings, do not start the engine until you fix the leak.
It's hard to pin-point from where by the video and there are many possibilities. Since the leak is really a lot, first I would suspect a blown front case gasket if you had no leak before and suddenly happened (You may have too much oil pressure for some reason or/and using a cheap paper gasket instead of OEM or a good quality one)
Anyways that timing belt shouldn't be reused anymore, so remove the belt and clean the engine, then spin the oil pump sprocket by using a drill w/ 14mm socket. You should probably be able to find the leak while spinning the oil pump sprocket.
Awsome thanks man I will try that
 

1990TSIAWDTALON

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Nov 14, 2013
Independence, Kansas
Is it a BSE motor and if so, did you put a bolt back into the pulley bolt hole? It will leak like no other from there if you didn't put a bolt in and you have eliminated the balance shafts.
If you still have the shafts, then that is probably not the issue.
 

AWD-Tony

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Sep 11, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
Check the oil level. Clean it up, pull the tbelt off and put a cordless drill on the oil pump nut and spin it clockwise. Doesn’t look like it needs too much pressure to show where it’s leaking from.
 

1990TSIAWDTALON

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Independence, Kansas
A few drops of oil dye in the oil and a Ultraviolet light will be your friend here.
 

AWD-Tony

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Sep 11, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
It’s very hard to see when the camera keeps moving. Think I see it leaking from behind the oil pump gear and the oil pan. Where else to you see oil coming from? Do you have an oil pressure gauge? And what’s the history? Any repairs/upgrades made recently?

Edit: oil pan might be alright as it’s probably runoff from the oil pump seal.
 

tsicody

Probationary Member
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Feb 22, 2015
bakersfield, California
It’s very hard to see when the camera keeps moving. Think I see it leaking from behind the oil pump gear and the oil pan. Where else to you see oil coming from? Do you have an oil pressure gauge? And what’s the history? Any repairs/upgrades made recently?
Yea sorry haha I posted another vid. Def from oil pump seal
 

tsicody

Probationary Member
27
9
Feb 22, 2015
bakersfield, California
Much better LOL. I’d start with that seal but are the other seals the same age? Go oem. You won’t regret it. Reason I ask is because you might as well replace the other seals while you’re there.
Good advice thanks man
 
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