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Old 01-19-2016, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Help: Oil leak above oil sender (video)

Please help me identify this leaking part and how to fix it, as it seems almost impossible to get to from under the car.

The leak seems to come from a big nut looking part right above the oil sender on the passenger side of motor.

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If that nut has a wire coming out of it (appears to), that's the knock sensor. Remove, clean, reinstall with a dab of RTV.
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The "big nut-looking part" is the knock sensor, but AFAIK it's a blind hole, there's no oil behind it.

I've read that sometimes knock sensors will ooze some black goo, but never seen it in person.

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Thanks!

The more i look at this, the more i think its not oil sipping down...
Probably black sealant inside the knock sensor melted and leaked down, if it was oil, the stream would not be as neat.

Now i need to fix my other leaks... (cap on exhaust side rear engine, and front main seal).

I really hope my oil pan is not leaking, but its so wet under the engine, i cant really pin point the source of leaks. but i know for a fact the rear cap is leaking and probably front main and maybe cam seals.
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