Could something as small as capping one side of the valvecover give enough crankcase pressure to push oil out the front seal?
Oil keeps coming out of the front of my engine hitting belts, flying everywhere ruining my shiny clean bay.
Trying to pinpoint the cause, I think it is coming from the front seal. Since it splatters oil on the bottom of the water neck, so oil is getting on the inside of the timing belt. This is all daily driving, no track time. But 100+ weather here in the midwest.
95, 1.8 101k. NA
..... only for a month or two more, then boost... hopefully.
Engine neither leaked nor burned oil, then I took it apart ( sorta ) and did a whole bunch of stuff all at once.
New timing belt and pulleys, exhintake, adjustable cam gears, water pump, crank seal and cam seals, even a new pcv.
I also shaved the valve cover. And block off one port, and vented the pcv side.
I did not touch the oil pump.
At first it splattered a lot of oil everywhere, cam seal was not in straight, did it right the second time and used the FM seal tool ( 100 times easier. )
But I am still getting oil leak. Not as much, but it's still leaking.
Some pictures of the mod process.
Like this, perfect, no oil loss.
Like this, still splatters oil. Vented on pcv, right side port capped ( the one that has the metal tube stock )
I just did this today. After noticing I was still getting oil all over.
It's just some old air hose, hooked up like stock.
Have not put any miles on it, but I am hoping having vac on the crankcase will get rid of this problem, until I can drill/tap and get a proper vented oil catch can setup.
Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to mention all variables that changed.