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    Slight Oil Leak!!

    Update: 07.04.10

    Today I got up and looked underneath my car as I parked it facing up the drive (slight incline) to see there was no oil? Is there anything that could cause this not to leak when facing up an incline?

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    Hey Guys,

    Got a text from my Uncle today saying I should have a check under my car as he found a few specs of oil at his house. So this morning I looked underneath the car to see a tiny patch of oil. I've looked underneath and can see where the oil is all coming from or at least what its covering!!

    Any way here are the pics any help would be welcome as to what could be causing it











    That was what I could see from underneath the car.

    Cheers!

    P.S It almost looks like it is a bit loose, not sure what tool I would require to do this up. But any input is welcome
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    as far as i remember its just an allen key/hex on the sump plug and a 10mm spanner on the bolts? if its leaking u may be better off just replaceing the gasket?
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    maybe the gasket has gone causing it to leak?
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    Cheers guys, looks like it could just be a gasket. Will deffo go for the replacement, how hard is it to do, and if I wasn't up to doing it any idea on labour at a garage?
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    Did a quick search and came up with this.

    http://www.vauxhall-car-parts.co.uk/...90502090N.html

    Does this look like the right part.



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    yeah that looks correct
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    IIRC the bolts are torx heads so a normal spanner won't work. You will also need to remove the exhaust the drop the sump

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    Ah okay, coolio, will have to look at the sort of cost that this will come too!!

    Cheers though for all the input people
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddieboy View Post
    Ah okay, coolio, will have to look at the sort of cost that this will come too!!
    If you can do it yourself, a rack of torx bits is only £15 or so. So long as you have a ratchet and bits to remove exhaust it will be a cheap job
    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...egoryId_165572

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    Cheers buckle, yeh will have to look at it. Will get it done asap

    Looks like it will be a nice cheap job. So thats good.
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