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1998 Chevrolet Metro Question: Oil Leak

 

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conleemoriarty, 1.3L 4 Cylinder, Cartersville, GA, March 08, 2009, 18:58
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I had an ol leak took it to precissin tune who said it was the oil pan, I had it replaced, still have a small leak, how many things are there that could be causing this, I still have to take it somewhere again for this problem so the next time "HE" whoever, I get to fix it I will not be so dumb. money is tight these days Thanks for your help

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    March 08, 2009, 19:28
     Master

    There are quite a few gaskets and seals on your engine that can leak oil. Sometimes you must fix the bigger leaks before you can pintoint the smaller leaks. It sounds like the first repair helped but did not completely stop the oil leak. If that is the case I would suggest you have your car reinspected by whomever you choose. If they cannot pinpoint the leak there are two options. Dye can be added to the engine oil to help pinpoint the cause of the leak or the underside of the engine can be cleaned to help see the fresh oil. In both cases the car may need to be driven for a short time after the dye is added or the cleaning is done.

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    November 11, 2010, 19:28
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    If its behind the AC compressor its probably the oil pump mounting. If the AC bracket is tightened in the wrong order it will couse this.

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    Visitor, December 31, 2010, 15:06

    Hello, my car is a 1999 Metro 1.3 LSi. I have an oil leak. I replaced the oil pan gasket and it helped a little. The leak that reamains seems to come from behind the AC compressor. It seems to be the oil pump mounting. What is the correct way to tighten the AC bracket. Thank you,

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    Visitor, January 02, 2011, 09:39

    The pressure passage passes from the pump to the block right behind the compressor. If you tighten the three large bols on the front first the stud on the pump second the pump will be lifted by the stud. Very common mistake.
    Proper way is to loosen all the bracket to engine bolts and the nut on the oil pump. Turn them down just enough to take the slack out. Tighten the nut on the oil pump mount first the the three bolts on the front.

    Steve

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  • Answer #3

    January 02, 2011, 09:42
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    See my responce on answer #1 I have seen this happen many times on these Suzuki engines.

    Steve

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