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Are there any specific areas for oil leaks on the FN2 Type R. Just been told there's a small leak which seems to be dripping from the back of the under tray. I was thinking that having had a recent service maybe it was a poor or loose oil filter. Any suggestions at all
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Are there any specific areas for oil leaks on the FN2 Type R. Just been told there's a small leak which seems to be dripping from the back of the under tray. I was thinking that having had a recent service maybe it was a poor or loose oil filter. Any suggestions at all
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The oil filter is at the back on the engine on an FN2 right, so a dribble after a service could be the cause.

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/type-r/112209-help-oil-leak.html

Loose engine or gearbox sump plugs might be another possibility...

Whatever is causing the leak does need looking at tho to confirm, the only way is to get the under tray off and check properly.

Also get it check PDQ.
 

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Could be rocker gasket, mine was leaking at the back and was running down the engine and dripping off the bottom. Wasn't alot and only noticeable if you got under the car and looked at the undertake.

Worth a look though
 
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It also seemed that since he wetter weather it has appeared. Wonder if its previous spills.
 

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could be that its just old oil dripping off in the rain, i know last week when it rained heavy near me i could see oil running from the front of my car when i parked on a hill. that's because it dumped its oil just after Christmas and the underside is still slightly oily.

i would jack it up, take the service tray off and have a good look at where the oil is and give it a clean. if it looks like its coming from high up the engine its probably rocker gasket, and you will easily be able to see if its leaking oil filter/sump plug.
 
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Ok so had a look the best I can today. Oil filter and rocker gasket appear fine. Defo a leak somewhere on the drivers side. Is they anything between the rocker and oil filter that could leak. Looks like I my have to remove the engine mount to get s better look
 

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i think the vtec solenoid is on the back left of the engine, you can see easier if you take the scuttle panel off.
 
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i think the vtec solenoid is on the back left of the engine, you can see easier if you take the scuttle panel off.
Thanks a lot mate. Getting it checked out tomorrow. Don't think it's a lot of oil just more of a build up over time. Will be getting it sorted but hopefully nothing serious.

Is there a crank seal of some sort on the same side as well?
 

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Thanks a lot mate. Getting it checked out tomorrow. Don't think it's a lot of oil just more of a build up over time. Will be getting it sorted but hopefully nothing serious.

Is there a crank seal of some sort on the same side as well?
possibly where the lower crank pulley is, but i think you would have noticed if it was that when you had a look under the car.
 

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Right. It appears that the leak is coming from the crank seal. How big a job is this to sort out.
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In my experience with the diesel, it can be a right pig to undo the crank pulley bolt. You will need the 50mm locking tool to do it the 'official' way but I'd instead advise you to remove all spark plugs, fit a decent (6 point) socket to the crank pulley bolt, run a breaker bar from that socket to the floor, then operate the starter motor in bursts until the bolt comes undone... That's what I had to to, after burning out my impact gun and also snapping several socket set extension rods trying to do it the official way.
 

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In my experience with the diesel, it can be a right pig to undo the crank pulley bolt. You will need the 50mm locking tool to do it the 'official' way but I'd instead advise you to remove all spark plugs, fit a decent (6 point) socket to the crank pulley bolt, run a breaker bar from that socket to the floor, then operate the starter motor in bursts until the bolt comes undone... That's what I had to to, after burning out my impact gun and also snapping several socket set extension rods trying to do it the official way.
I take if the pulley bolt does come off easy then you don't need to lock the crank in place or anything like that!!
 

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I take if the pulley bolt does come off easy then you don't need to lock the crank in place or anything like that!!
Well yeah, if it was somehow miraculously loose then logically you could lock the engine by putting it into gear and then simply undo the bolt. But you'd be lucky if it was that loose...
 

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Yeah. Just wanted to know hat if I got the pulley off ok so I need to work about anything timing wise
 

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Right. Had all the oil cleaned off and running and can't find any leaks anywhere. If the vtec solenoid gasket was leaking would this leak all of the time or only when vtec is engaged.
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