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Hi I have an oil leak it's all over the exhaust but sump is dry what could it be please
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UK Auto Mechanic: Kevin, UK Car Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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Hi im kevin can you send me a picture of location ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Can cos can't get underneath car just know that the middle of the front pipe is covered

UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many places oil can leak including the valve cover, oil pan, the turbo and it's oil supply and drain lines, the timing cover, or the front and rear crank seals.

CAn you elaborate on where exactly you're seeing the oil>

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

I had an injector leak but fixed so deisel on top but it's really bad around the drivers side and on the exhaust but centre of sump is bone dry

UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Is it on the left or right side of the engine? How far back and how high? A picture would be best.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Half way up and seems to be all over the middle of the front pipe

UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Can you upload pictures showing as much as possible?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

It's hard to take photo as I don't have a ramp to get underneath

Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Do u know what the worst it could be

UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Worst case scenario would be a hole in the block but I'm sure that's not the case.

There are many places oil can leak from. It could be coming from the valve cover, head gasket, the turbo, the turbo oil feed or oil return lines, the oil pan gasket, rear main seal, possibly the front crank seal or cam seals.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

All I can see is that the exhaust is covered in oil so no idea

UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

If it's not something you're able to diagnose and repair on your own any independent shop or dealer should have no trouble locating and repairing the leak.

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UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

It's definitely coming from higher than there. The oil pan is completely covered; judging from this I would expect the oil pan gasket is leaking or possibly the valve cover is leaking onto it from above.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Is it the oil valve cover if so where is it on the car

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