91 Camry: Need advice on aggravating oil leak

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Old 11 Oct 2003, 08:05 am   #1 (permalink)
Al Kondo
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Default 91 Camry: Need advice on aggravating oil leak

I have a 91 Camry V6 with 180k miles on it. I know it has a
boatfull of miles but it still runs great and I want to keep it for
another bunch of years. I have done all of the work on it since I
bought it and know it pretty well. Over the past few years, the car
began to leak oil in several places. So, beginning last year I
began to try to find each and every oil leak and repair it. During
the last year, I have done the following:

1. Changed front oil seal. I also changed the timing belt and water
pump while in this area.

2. Changed rear main seal and two trans axle shaft seals. This was
done in one very laborious job. My former problem with a leaking
transaxle was resolved with this job.

3. Changed valve cover gaskets and grommets for each of the
attachment
bolts.

4. Changed power steering seal. This was a very specific seal that
was the cause of the leak I was experiencing. It was internat to the
pump. Changing the seal stopped the leak.

5. Changed distributor shaft "o" ring.

6. Changed oil pan gasket.

Despite all of these changes, I am still getting a leak in the area
between the crankshaft pulley and the power steering pump.
The highest point of leaking that I can spot is at just above the
height of the ps pump. It is leaking onto the inner boot of my drive
axle shaft. I would appreciate any ideas on where I should look.

Thanks, Al Kondo
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Old 11 Oct 2003, 09:06 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 91 Camry: Need advice on aggravating oil leak

There is a dye that can be put in oil and the tech uses a high intensity
uv lamp to locate, cost?

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Old 14 Oct 2003, 12:01 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 91 Camry: Need advice on aggravating oil leak

mark Ransley wrote:
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> There is a dye that can be put in oil and the tech uses a high intensity
> uv lamp to locate, cost?



The real UV lamps are pricey, but I did the job with a clearanced black
light fluorescent tube from the mall and my garage at night.
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Old 15 Oct 2003, 10:00 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 91 Camry: Need advice on aggravating oil leak

If the oil leak is not 'major' - compare the cost of a quart of oil every 2
weeks or so v/s the time & expense of fixing the leaks.


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> mark Ransley wrote:
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> > There is a dye that can be put in oil and the tech uses a high intensity
> > uv lamp to locate, cost?

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> The real UV lamps are pricey, but I did the job with a clearanced black
> light fluorescent tube from the mall and my garage at night.



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