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sdelasal sdelasal is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: 88 924S in Essex, UK
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Well the story continues. I put the trans in 5th and cranked on the nut with my lad on the brake pedal .. pretty easy the crank nut popped off.

So this is what I find.. Plenty of oil around the crank seal but I can't figure out if it's coming down from the alternator side of the engine, behind the alternator bracket perhaps from the sump gasket. Alternatively, it's being 'wind blown' up from the crank pulley and over towards the alternator/sump area - defying gravity!

It's pretty clear that the source is not the upper balance shaft which has only a small weep of oil showing. The oil leak does look worse than the pictures suggest.

Thanks for all your advice and happy christmas. I'll probably be banned from the garage for a day or two to 'help out' and get into the 'christmas spirit'!
Old 12-24-2008, 08:57 AM
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