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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

Ha, ha. No it's a Go Pro duck taped to a bracket I made out of wood that was in turn duck taped under there. It was very McGyver.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

Well still leaking after replacing that seal.
Did you replace the O-ring #9 as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:53 am    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

hepmeheme wrote:
It's not the oil strainer. It's towards the back. That's where it's coming from. There might be more leaks but this is definitely a major one of them.


Yeah, very bad leak at the inspection/taco plate for starters.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=431854&highlight=taco+plate

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=467034&highlight=taco+plate
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

Thank you. I'll try the o-rings. Anybody know where to get one of the red ones for the inspection plate? German Supply is out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
Step 1 is a can of this and a trip to the local DIY car wash (bring a bag to put over the distributor):
Then when it's clean locate the source of the oil, most likely places are the oil pressure sender, dipstick boot or the fan hub seal.

Did you clean it?

Wildthings wrote:
A dipstick leak is a sure sign of over pressurization of the crankcase, check that your breather is routed correctly and that every part of the system is functioning/open. If you don't have the original carbs anymore, or even not just the original air cleaner then there is a good chance you breather is not hooked up correctly.

The oil pressure switch is one of the likeliest places for a straight out leak to occur. Oil will show up everywhere when the OPS leaks.

Did you check you breather hose?


hazetguy wrote:
check the condition of the dipstick boot between the housing and the filler pipe.

How is the dipstick boot?

Did you replace the #9 oring behind the fan hub?

I don't think your Taco plate is the issue. The Taco plate is in the sump and would leak all the time at a steady rate. in the vid, it looks like there are drops from above.

Because the leak seams to be related to when you throttle it. I am thinking it is oil pressure. Or gravity related ie the oil in the sump rushes to the rear of the engine when you get on it.

Lets look at what is above the Taco plate.
The oil fill pipe & gasket with dipstick boot. See hazetguy's post
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Oil pump
Fan hub Seal and O-ring
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hepmeheme wrote:
Thank you. I'll try the o-rings. Anybody know where to get one of the red ones for the inspection plate? German Supply is out.

What o-rings?
Taco plate seal and crush washers.
Seal for Oil Temp Sensor Cover 021101269A
https://www.google.com/search?q=021+101+269+A&...p;ie=UTF-8
6mm crush washers N0138035
https://www.google.com/search?q=N-013-803-5&oq...q=N0138035

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

This is a perfect picture of the oil leaking from above the Taco plate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

hepmeheme wrote:
The fan hub seal was definitely leaving. Has rot see if there are more. What dye do you use for the oil?


https://www.amazon.com/Tracer-Products-TP34000601-...ignin&

That is the stuff I used. I just bought one bottle of it and a UV flashlight separately as it was cheaper back when I did it. They might have something like it at your FLAPS.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

Wow. You guys are awesome. Thank you so much. I have not tried any of the things mentioned here other than to rerplace the fan hub seal, not the o-ring. Time to roll my sleeves up. If only they had used a burrito plate I would not be having these problems.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Oil leak woes Reply with quote

Good luck. Imhad my motor out on the floor running no leaks. After install the oil cooler seals starting leaking. Out the motor came. I feel your pain. With tracking oil leaks. Its best to go slow and the source will be found.
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