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Old 05-16-2012, 01:48 PM
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any idea what this leak could be?

It has had nothing but oil changes to date...sitting at 11k miles.
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

could it be a head gasket?
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

not sure. but doesnt look to be constant. no leaks on the ground? looks old. spray it with some degreaser and see if it comes back. if it does, then be worried.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:24 PM
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

^^^That's what I plan to do...not sure how long it's been there. Just noticed a few days ago when I was showing the jeep to a friend.


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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

Looks more like rubber dust from the serpentine belt mixed with some moisture. Could also be some grease from the idler pulley and rubber dust from the belt.
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

mine leaked at the oil pressure sensor above the upper radiator hose neck, they replaced it. Looks close to that area.
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

Looks like grease from pulley + dirt... Clean up and keep a close eye on it ! If it comes back then let the fun begin
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

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Looks like grease from pulley + dirt... Clean up and keep a close eye on it ! If it comes back then let the fun begin
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

I can't imagine the pulley causing this much of a mess... the casing is damp/stained above and below plus, this can't be normal with only 10k miles.


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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

Definately doesn't appear to be grease from that pulley. Remove the plastic engine cover and look down towards that area. It's possible it could have been a previous boo boo from changing the oil filter. Doesn't take much oil to make a mess! Excess oil could have been spilled near the filter housing while removing the filter and worked it's way downwards untill it found an exit.

Can you get us a photo from a few inches above and a few inches below the pic you posted?
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Re: any idea what this leak could be?

I'll get a couple pics tomorrow.
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