View Full Version : 96 I30 Oil leak

10-12-2009, 05:09 PM
Hey guys i recently purchased a 1996 I3o, I have a oil leak coming from the oil pump side of the pan, seems the leak is above both pans, i have replaced both gaskets and checked the valve covers, any ideas on where this leak is coming from?

10-13-2009, 03:28 PM
15 looks and nobody knows? come on guys!

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10-17-2009, 01:52 PM
main seal. Pump side, bottom of motor, replaced pan gasket? You're looking at that thing that holds the crank in there. Unless it's like leaking down from the valve cover, but I trust you to make THAT distinction!

10-31-2009, 11:28 AM
Is it the Oil pressure sending unit?

11-06-2009, 01:20 PM
I don't know if you've resolved your oil leak, but in case you have not what you can do to easliy find a leaks source is to buy an additive from any car dealer that reacts to blacklight, buy a cheap black light, run your motor for a short time and start checking, in no time you will find it's starting point.
I have used this method for 30+ years and works everytime.:cool: