Oil leak - good & bad

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Oil leak - good & bad

Postby shade2u2 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:49 pm

I have an oil leak at back of motor. It looked like it was coming from inspection flap on bell housing.
That's bad as I thought rear main seal.
I just found that oil is leaking from an oil sending unit. I used this cheap endoscope that hooks to my phone to find it. I recommend these things.
That's good compared to the rear main.
Where can I get this guy?
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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby BlueSkye » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:28 pm

That seems like an unfortunate place to have an instrument! I have a Carter that is kind of like that except it has three connection prongs. Mine is on top of the engine. It's a go/no-go for the retrofit electric fuel pump. No oil pressure, no fuel pump.
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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby barkleydave » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:16 am

Very common for these sensors to leak. (Have replaced several myself) They are a common item at NAPA. They made two a long one and a short.
Buy the shorter one if at all possible! I keep a couple of spares on the boat. The long one is a tight fit it gets in the way of my Distributor on the port engine. Your photo shows the short one.

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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby MetalHead » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:27 am

Do you have a link to the scope?
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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby shade2u2 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:41 am

MetalHead wrote:Do you have a link to the scope?



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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby shade2u2 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:46 am

Thanx for the help. Got one & it will be installed shortly.
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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby Fastjeff » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:03 am

Also look at that tiny hose that transfers (on some Mopars) pressure from the engine to the oil pressure manifold.

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Re: Oil leak - good & bad

Postby shade2u2 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:18 pm

Thanx Jeff.
I saw that hose & looked it over.
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