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    g'day i was giving my engine bay a clean, poked my head under the car and noticed a a lot of oil has been leaking out, which brings me to my question, what could it be doing this?
    manifold gaskets are done.
    rocker covers need a new gasket.
    power steering leaks.

    but i dont think they could be throwing out all this oil, so if any of you's could point me in the right direction would be great!
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    my power steering leaks ad it pumps out heaps of fluid and i always get a small puddle of fluid any where i leave the car for a few hours, but i am going to rebuild it tomoro so hopefully that will fix it. a rear main seal can leak a bit too and i usually drops oil from in between the back of the engine and the front of the gear box.

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    How tight is your oil filter? ... the oil pressure sendor?

    otherwise, If it's not obvious... keep cleaning... clean the crap outta the engine bay, including areas around the oil fliter, engine mounts (they hate getting oil on em, so keep them tidy) chassis rails, and if you can get underneath with degreaser and a pressure washer, all around the sump and transmission.

    Then, be thorough in checking it with a torch and mirror-on-a-stick after every drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBLOWN View Post
    Could be your front crank seal. Pretty common. Not a big job.
    cool, i'll take a peak!
    and one of my pulleys are squealing like a pig, i was told of a way to tell which pulley was done, but i forgot.
    so any help there? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmaso View Post
    noticed a lot of oil has been leaking out, which brings me to my question, what could it be doing this?
    Quote Originally Posted by IBLOWN
    Could be your front crank seal. Pretty common. Not a big job.
    I can agree with IBLOWN, but that, to me, would be a weeping/slow leak. lots of oil to me, indicates a pressured leak??

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmaso View Post
    cool, i'll take a peak!
    and one of my pulleys are squealing like a pig, i was told of a way to tell which pulley was done, but i forgot.
    so any help there? haha
    Take the belt off... and spin them by hand... should have NO noise at all... If they sound like rollerskate wheels or squeek...replace em!

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    With the engine running hold a long flat bladed screwdriver or similar against the head of the bolt. Put your ear to the other end of it. Basically works like a stethoscope and works a treat.
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    check your oil pressure switch because sometimes they leak where the practic connects to the metal (you will know what I mean when you look at it)

    But i'd be putting my bet on front crank seal if its coming from the front...

    (sump gasket is also possible)
    As mentioned before, get the car on ramps, clean it with degreaser and rags, go for a drive around the block and then check again and see where its starting to leak from...

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