Report: Failed External Seal on Engine Oil Cooler May Leak
Nissan Maxima Problem
Average Mileage: 101,093 mi (57,000 mi - 154,000 mi)
The external seal on the engine oil cooler can fail and create an oil leak.
Visitor, 2004 Nissan Maxima, 147,000 mi
Noticed oil leaking on driveway close to passenger-side wheel, had leak diagnosed/inspected by local repair shop. Was told it was the oil cooler gasket that needed to be replaced. Was quoted high price to replace a $5 part. Will be fixing it myself after ordering part and doing research on the problem.
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Maxima, 106,000 mi
noticed car seemed to using more oil, found the cooler seal was leakig
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Maxima, 69,000 mi
i brought this car from nissan security january 26 2011 i took this car back to dealer to get an oil change the dealer told me i need a oil cooler seal and a oil pan gasket cause i have an oil leak
oil leak at seal to oil cooler. It will be fixed tomorrow. I do not think that it will be too expensive...at least that is what I have been told.
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Maxima, 64,000 mi
oil coler seal leak.
Visitor, 2004 Nissan Maxima, 110,000 mi
My car would leak alot of oil so I had a mechanic look into it and according to him the oil cooler was cracked and leaking oil. He said usually these parts dont ever have to be replaced unless its defective. =(
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Maxima, 125,000 mi
Had both Valve cover gaskets replaced... Turned out severe leak was coming from the engine oil cooler.
Visitor, 2004 Nissan Maxima
oil cooler seal leaking
Visitor, 2007 Nissan Maxima, 86,000 mi
Front end oil leak
Visitor, 2002 Nissan Maxima, 105,000 mi
Just saw this thread and have experienced the same problem since 65K. Did replace oil gasket twice. Did not work.