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Old 06-08-2011, 04:36 PM   #21
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Good **** - I used dye to find out that my rear oil pan seal was fuxored - Wished I had dyed it weeks prior, would have saved me much work.
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Preluding - You are welcome. Lol. Now, how much better do you feel now that you don't have to remove the oil pan again to reseal the pump and find out that that was not the problem.

BTW I had the same leak the other month when I built the motor that is in my car now. I was baffeled since I did seal the oil pump. I installed a BE HP oil pump. I contacted Travis to let him know so that other pumps would not leak.

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Preluding - You are welcome. Lol. Now, how much better do you feel now that you don't have to remove the oil pan again to reseal the pump and find out that that was not the problem.

BTW I had the same leak the other month when I built the motor that is in my car now. I was baffeled since I did seal the oil pump. I installed a BE HP oil pump. I contacted Travis to let him know so that other pumps would not leak.

Have a great day,
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I guess it wasn't just my pump then...at least its an easy fix!

I've never used the dye before and it pretty amazing how quickly you can see oil coming out, very impressive.

I probably bought my pump before you so he didn't get the chance to address the issue yet.
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If you have not contacted Travis I would. Just to let him know how far back the issue may be going on. Also I put some teflon tape on the threads.

Glad that you got it all taken care of.

Have a great day,
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:42 AM   #25
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Just for future searches; I used teflon tape on a oil pressure sender fitting and it leaked pretty bad, ended up fixing it with jointing compound.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:16 AM   #26
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Thanks guys!

Shes all sealed up now... Haven't put it all back together yet.

Need to redo my SS oil return line, replace a slightly wobbly crank pulley with another used one in hopes that fixes it, and seriously port my wastegate so I'm not hitting almost 20psi anymore....before the subframe is put back up.
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dude that dye is super cool
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WTF. That was probably the bolt that was leaking for years on my 92. I could not figure it out.
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Interesting thread. This may be the solution to my phantom leak.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:43 AM   #30
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Interesting thread. This may be the solution to my phantom leak.
I believe I may have found another leak coming out of AC bracket bolt as well.
I'll know more once I start driving the car again, it is either left over from the last leak or extremely slow. Just another spot to check.

I'll probably take them all out and seal the bolts.
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I know this is a mega old thread...well not that old...but.

See above...Preluding says something about the AC bracket bolt leaking....

How the heck could that be leaking...its a blind hole?

I have oil leaking from that area...it appears to be the oil pan gasket...but if it was as simple as a hole from the AC bracket I removed that would be awesome...but a little unbelieveable.

What do you guys think?
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***The A/C bolt hole troubleshooter***

1. Did you remove the A/C bracket?
(If yes, go to 2. If no, go to 5.)

2. Did you replace the front bolt after you removed the bracket?
(if yes, go to 5, if no, go to 3.)

3. Oil is leaking out of the hole where the "5th bolt" of the A/C mounting bracket bolts to the front of the engine. Find a bolt that fits the hole and put it in there.
(You have completed this troubleshooter)

4. Your mother is a wh0re.
(You have completed this troubleshooter)

5. Your problem is not the A/C mounting hole.
(This troubleshooter cannot assist you any further)
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Thanks.

My Mom says HI!
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Wait...how the hell did you get to 4?
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This is how.

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I got to 4, told my dad and the b1tch is now dead.

Thanks Fooger!

I have leaks from my Power Steering(Need a rack, too lazy to get one) and Return line(ebay special AN fittings suck). I also have small bolt in on the front of my AC Bracket.

I'm sure that leak, is one of the two I just mentioned above and not what I originally thought.
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Smoke...on the watttttterrrrr.
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That dye is amazing when it only uses .5oz to test a 5-6qt capacity.

The ---- I was selling (all sold out) was 4 in 1 (oil, p/s fluid, atf and fuel).

I also have coolant dyes but for some reason those ones don't sell as well. Probably cause coolant leaks are a little easier to track down than greasy leaks.
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Fooger, issue with your troubleshooter.

What if you didn't remove the AC bracket, but sometime in the past some hack mechanic (that you overpaid) replaced an AC compressor but didn't properly resecure the bracket and left the 5th bolt out entirely?

When this happens, the step 1 to step 5 leads you astray.

Just sayin'.
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Fooger, issue with your troubleshooter.

What if you didn't remove the AC bracket, but sometime in the past some hack mechanic (that you overpaid) replaced an AC compressor but didn't properly resecure the bracket and left the 5th bolt out entirely?

When this happens, the step 1 to step 5 leads you astray.

Just sayin'.
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