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2008 sprinter 3 litre diesel.Oil leak at lower starter motor

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bolt.engine valley dry no oil...
2008 sprinter 3 litre diesel.Oil leak at lower starter motor bolt.engine valley dry no oil appears to be leaking from turbo cooler.Not to familier with this
engine .Possible rear main seal but don't see oil in lower converter cover. Help
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Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago
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Hello, welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is*****'m a Certified Auto Technician with 29+ years experience. I will do my best to assist you. please keep in mind that I may need to ask questions of you before I can answer. When you reply please feel free to add as much detailed information as possible pertaining to your concern.

Is this a large leak or a small leak. How much oil is coming through the starter area?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
With the engine washed off and running warmed up we can see oil when it is reved up to 2000 rpm seeping out of the starter bolt.it does not seem to have to much crank case pressure and runs well.
Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago

Is this a constant drip? If so, How many seconds or minutes between each drip that comes off the starter bolt??

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It is a slow drip may be every 30 seconds or more
Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago

When replacing the turbo, did you replace the gaskets on the turbo mounting bracket?? This leak may be coming from there..

There is a weep hole at the back of the engine that usually is the place where any oil leakage in the valley ends up leaking out through. This weep hole trails to the starter mounting area... At this time, I recommend to double check the turbocharger installation to see if possibly the gasket slid out during installation...

Keep me posted...

Thank you,

Robert

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Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago

Here is a pic of the engine showing the inside of the bell housing area. The weep hole at the top leads to an area next to the turbocharger mounting bracket. IF the gaskets are leaking, any oil would be coming through this weep hole and end up coming out the starter mounting area.

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Keep me posted and let me know if you have any additional questions...

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Robert

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I have a question that might sound stupid. Does oil run through the intake manifold? I can see fresh oil on the drivers side head running down into the valley. Either that or a valve cover gasket. I would like to see a picture of the the top if the motor with the swirl valve off it might give me a better idea.
Dodge Mechanic: Robert R, ASE Certified Master replied 1 year ago

No, Only coolant runs through the intake manifold. IF the fresh oil is extremely black, maybe it's coming out of the swirl valve pivots..

Here is a pic of the valley area...

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Keep me posted...

Thank you,

Robert

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