Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:50 am Post subject: Oil leak from under the timing cover
My Golf (1999) has around 300K already, and there appears a leakage from under the timing cover. My guess is that's it about the engine crankshaft seal (https://www.carid.com/engine-crankshaft-seals/ ). But wanted to ask you guys what else may've caused such a leak? As when I start dealing with it, I want to consider everything not to get stuck during the repair process having to buy something...
Because nothing else except of the crank seal comes to my mind.
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Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:23 pm Post subject:
If you don't get any help here you can try the Dubberz forum or the Vortex forum. Are you wanting a 'how-to' or more of a parts list ? _________________ Built by Germans powered by Japanese and brought together by Canadians
I would rather do it by myself. So advice on what parts are fine and which should be avoided is ok, but I would appreciate details on how to have the job done. As I am planning to replace that crankshaft seal by myself. Just wanted some advice from someone who did it on this type of VW...
Anyways, I appreciate your help guys and will try out the Vortex forum you gave me
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