Problem oil leaking help needed



  • ok started car this morning fine, didnt notice anything then on the way to work started sounding rough, and oil light flickering, then 5 mins later sounded dog rough, oil light stays on. Arrived at work checked oil and nothing in it at all, its bone dry. loads of oil pooling under the manifold.

    Any ideas whats gone, dont think its sump cos of where oil is, thought it was front rocker but no oil on manifold.

    cant get home tonight now so not sure what to do, also cant afford bloody mechanics bills…..



  • no oil in expansion tank, and coolant is fine also



  • @25466cf7c9:

    loads of oil pooling under the manifold.

    Which manifold? Do you mean in the valley of the V? Or the front exhaust manifold? Check the filter is intact and the housing?



  • Yeh the exhaust manifold sorry. Will check oil filter this afternoon, nice one.



  • A couple of months a go I had the same problem, it turned out to be the oil pressure sender located directly above the oil filter. Cheap to replace through ROC and quite simple to change if you have small hands.



  • very good call! and cheap fix



  • yes that could be it just found this which is very similar
    [http://www.mx6.com/forums/australia-new-zealand/231980-severe-oil-leak-oil-pressure-sender.html

    So now where to get one from, luckily i have my tools with me at work today.

    Also is an oil pressure switch the same thing or only part of the sender or a different part altogether.

    Links please if possible for parts im really not sure what it is, but i think that, that is the problem, no visible leaks from rockers, cant really put more oil in to test as the carpark at work will get ruined and i will get bollocked :cry:](http://www.mx6.com/forums/australia-new-zealand/231980-severe-oil-leak-oil-pressure-sender.html

    So now where to get one from, luckily i have my tools with me at work today.

    Also is an oil pressure switch the same thing or only part of the sender or a different part altogether.

    Links please if possible for parts im really not sure what it is, but i think that, that is the problem, no visible leaks from rockers, cant really put more oil in to test as the carpark at work will get ruined and i will get bollocked :cry:)



  • just reading about them now and what im reading is, if that is faulty then my oil light may or may not come on but not much saying that the leak could come from there, struggling to even find a pic of where about it is





  • Trust me the oil pi$$es out if the oil pressure switch goes, had it happen to me too.

    Can run the engine dry in a very short space of time.

    As said about £6 to replace but a bitch to get to.



  • Update: Put 4.5L in the sump let it settle, no drips or much going on, so i turned it over and oh dear it shat 3L straight out the bottom, couldnt see where it came from as happend so fast. It defo was the vicinity of the sump and oil filter which is where the oil pressuer switch is.

    Thank you everyone for the replies, and marco as usual helping out with pics. Managed to get car towed to garage so hopefully now it will just be the filter, sump gasket or oil pressure switch/sender.

    Everyone get your fingers crossed for tomorrow :shock:



  • ok great news, an oil pipe had popped off, problem over. thanks for helping.


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