1996 Lexus ES300 Q&A
1996 Lexus ES300 Question: Oil Leaks;
Oil seems to be showing leakage around the seals, upper and lower area of engine. For the time being I degrease engine periodically, but I would like to know where, and approximately how much it will cost. I'm not to sure if it's the same as gaskets on this car, last estimated quote recieved was between $800-$1000 total to repair. - funktresskk
The Lexus is a great engine. We work on a lot of ES 300's. Oil leaks come primarily from the valve cover gaskets, try tightening the hold down bolts (10mm), The camshaft seals and crankshaft seals will leak like any engine if not replaced when doing a routine maintainence Timing belt job. The power steering pump and high pressure hose at the back passenger side of the engine is also a source of oil leakage. A comprehensive timing belt replacement job, oil seals, valve cover gaskets and check valve clearances will cost $900 where I live in California. - patrick mannion
CAM SEALS,,AND CRANK,,BUT IF YOUR GOING TO DO THAT MUST WELL DO A TIMING BELT REPLACEMENT,,AND VALVE COVERS SEALS TO,,JUST HAD SAME THING DONE - HUTCH53
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