This can be tricky. The base of a distributor is sealed with several "O" rings and to replace them requires removal of the entire distributor. A shop will charge no more than an hours labour for this. Or a "Quick" fix is to loosen the bolt securing the distributor and lift it out slightly and the wipe all oil away from the mating surfaces. Then use a heat resistant silicone and apply a small amount to the mating surfaces, drop the distributor into place, secure the bolts and wait several hours and then start.
It can leak oil out from the rear of the intake manifold gasket. The oil sending unit is right behind the distributor and it can leak oil too. There is also a gasket that fits on the bottom of the distributor where it goes into the intake that can leak. And the worse thing it could be is the rear main gasket leaking oil and you would have to remove the transmission to repair that.
AnswerBefore you go too far assuming the distributor is at fault, start the engine and remove the oil fill cap.If you get a lot of air coming out, it may be what's called "blow by". That is often the result of not changing the oil on schedule. The rings become trapped in oil "sludge" and end up failing to provide an adequate seal. When that happens, combustion gasses leak past the cylinders and into the crankcase. The combustion gasses can end up creating enough pressure that it pushes oil vapor out any opening, including the distributor shaft or the rear main seal. Without that blowby pressure, the oil will not be able to make it up that distributor shaft and leak out.IF you found oil inside the distributor most likely it coming from the seal on the shaft of the distributor. To fix this problem you will have to replace the distributor sub assy.
If there is leaking around the base of the distributor, and you will need to replace the seal. The distributor oil seal is a paper gasket or rubber O-ring, and the distributor is removed to replace either one if the seal is leaking. It is easy to change, just remove distributor and change the seal.
It depends on where the leak is and what is causing the leak.
where is the leak coming from? if it is the valve cover gasket, that's easy to replace, just look in the repair manual for your car. if its 'burning" oil. you may need to get the engine rebuilt, fixing oil leaks can range from $5 to $3-$4 thousand, so, it all depends
Depends entirely where the leak is coming from.
Either the distributor drive or the valve covers.
That depends on where the oil leak is, is it in the motor self or is one of the seals leaking?
It all depends on where the oil leak is located. First find the source, then know your mechanical abilities, repair your self or find a person that has done this repair before to tackle it for you. There is nothing you can add to the crankcase that will stop an oil leak.
If your sure that it is leaking around the distributor then replace the distributor gasket or O-ring. It could also be leaking oil out of the back of the intake manifold. Gasket or sealer may have moved while tighting the intake bolts. Could be coming from the oil sending unit behind the distributor too.
oil leakIt takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. I just replaced my gasket doe to an oil leak that appeared to be coming from the inside of the filter adapter. This did not stop the leak, I now believe it is coming from the gasket of the front engine cover that the oil filter adapter bolts too. this is a much bigger job. Bob
could be oil burn off from the leak Or during repair, the relative dripped oil on the motor, and the excess is burning off when the motor gets hot!
Determine where oil leak is originating to determine repair procedure
I had this problem once with a Cherokee and it turned out that the oil filter housing had a small crack in it that would only leak when driven and built up pressure in the oil system, and it was almost impossible to detect.
An oil leak in a car should be checked and fixed. This can cause serious engine problems that will be very costly to repair if it is left too long.
The oil company BP had an oil spill on its rig in the gulf.
There are several types of oil leak sealant for a 1992 Honda Accord. A few of the sealants that can be used are Bar Leak's seal repair, Lucas Oil, and Blue Devil oil leak sealant.
There should be no oil leaks on a new car, take it back to the dealer and let them look at it and repair your leak.
That would depend on what oil seal you are referring to. There are many oil seals.
We need to know where the source of the leak is coming from to answer that one.
No just find out where the leak is and repair it.
its very common for 3.1 to leak for distrib housing
You may need to reseal the oil pan
There is only one way. Find the leak and repair whatever is causing the leak. Bad gasket, seal, or broken part, whatever.
Just remove the oil pan and repair or replace it.