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Sidshk

Oil Leak

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Hi 

Need a help and advise before i go to any workshop and get ripped, below is image of leak 

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Whats can be the issue and best possible way to solve it and also if you have any workshop who can really solve this problem  

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If it's from between the transmission and the engine and it's engine oil ( blackish ) then it's the rear main seal. If it's reddish then it's the transmission 

All of this is hard to tell from the one solitary dark pic

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As desertdude said, looks like the rear main seal or transmission input seal. Good news is the seals are cheap. Bad news is you're going to get stung on labour costs. Gearbox out job to repair.

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Its seems more of a Golden color so i assume its engine oil, Anyone suggestion who can fix it ?

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It's a engine rear main seal, quite prone to fail after certain life. It failed in my Pajero 2 years back too. Fixing it is painful long labor job so make sure you use original Mitsubishi seal, I think it cost 80-100 dhs. Labor might cost you 600-800 dhs (aweer rates), 1000+ (Al quoz rates).

@Barry @desertdude and @treks please advise which option is less labor intensive to remove Engine or Gearbox, and also which one is less expensive in terms lubes and parts required?

  • If engine is removed then will it need new coolant, engine oil, freon etc? or whole assembly can be pulled out?
  • If removing gearbox, does it need new gear oil and filter too?
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Let's root for each other & watch each other grow.

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Removing the gearbox is easier for sure. It’s a days work at most. It’s not necessary to change the fluid but it will need a small top up due to removing the cooler pipes and losing a little bit. Probably less than half a litre.
 

I wouldn’t even entertain the idea of removing the engine to do it. Too much work involved. 

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Pulling out the motor for a seal is a bad idea. 

If I were you and remember I'm broke cheap and lazy. I'd just roll with it until it gets real nasty. 

OR You can also try some snake oil too. Lucas has a seal leak stopper and people have had some good results with it.

 

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Thanks @Barry and @desertdude I asked this coz some genius mechanic earlier argued for engine removing in my case, so I thought of bringing some clarity for @Sidshk.

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Let's root for each other & watch each other grow.

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Thanks a lot for all your expert advice, Any recommendation for this job ??

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Went to workshop , guy told me to steam wash car and see if the spill again show up 

as per him its a old leak from top.

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