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    z20let oil leak

    i seem to have got myself an oily gsi, it doesnt seem to lose much but theres definitely a leak and not just the oil return pipe. got some pics looking up the back of the block and down on the oil cooler. would this be all from the oil cooler? opinions appreciated
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    looking up the back of the block



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    Hi,
    The oil leak is more than likely coming from your cam cover seal,
    so try your best to clean things up first,
    then take your cam cover off give it a good clean and smear a thin layer of gasket seal along the rubber edges,

    If that doesnt work, then i have a spare oil cooler from a 05 let, it may be cracked

    Bri

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    NO WAY THATS THE CAM COVER GASKET,the oil cooler pipe is caked in oily goo so i'd say it's either the fitting or the cooler itself....at least it's the easier of the two cooler bolts to get too,(the other one is a nightmare!) i would try putting two new crush washers on that banjo first(cheapest option first)but make sure when you undo the bolt that the bigger gold colour nut at the base of the cooler does'nt undo at the same time as that will let coolant leak out... ps the cooler pipes are about £40 each,and the cooler is over £200 from dealers..hope this helps..

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    Just replace both oil cooler pipes, Ive had exact same issue!
    Just becarefull as my Banjo bolt snapped while forcing it loose!.
    Once U Go Fast U Never Go BACK!

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    thought it may be to do with the oil cooler, isit an easy job to change the pipes? i'm going to change the cam cover seal too anyway as i've got new bolts for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan. View Post
    thought it may be to do with the oil cooler, isit an easy job to change the pipes? i'm going to change the cam cover seal too anyway as i've got new bolts for it
    if you remove the fuel rail/injectors and the inlet manifold ect,then it's a doddle..if you leave all the above in place(like i did) it's probably one of the most fiddly jobs ever!!!!! took me and my father around 6 hours too change both pipes 4 weeks ago...still i saved £200 as thats what the dealers wanted.

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    i thought it might involve thatto make life easier, maybe i'll give it to my trusty mechanic haha

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    Dan It's really not that hard,
    When u lose both pipes of the oil cooler and oil filter u have to carefully struggle the pipes towards the oil filter to get them loose. Also remove your tire on the Oil filter side.
    I've done this from beneath the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XpLoD View Post
    Dan It's really not that hard,
    When u lose both pipes of the oil cooler and oil filter u have to carefully struggle the pipes towards the oil filter to get them loose. Also remove your tire on the Oil filter side.
    I've done this from beneath the car.
    thanks mate, i may order the parts tomorrow and try it myself then as i have a week off now and plan on doing an oil change anyway, is there a certain torque when putting the new pipes on?

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    I've done these with feeling :P. Problem was that i did not buy new Banjo bolt when fitting new pipes.
    I would recommend to buy 4 new Banjo bolts at your dealer (2 on Oil filter and 2 on Oil cooler). As these can snap due to deterioration.

    Just be careful !
    I might say if i can do this then my nanny can do it as well
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