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Old 12-12-2015, 03:33 AM
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Oil Leak @ 15,000km

Just noticed oil spots on my garage floor for the beast. No bigger than the size of a coin but it's only got 15,000km on it.

I've also noticed a smell in the cabin upon hard acceleration for a few seconds which I'm guessing is related to the oil burning perhaps.

Bit disappointing, may be a dodgy filter which I know has been brought up on here before.

Will need to take it to the dealer I guess and see what they say.

Anyone have the same issue? I do like to drive it hard (Don't we all??) hope I haven't pushed it too hard!!

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Re: Oil Leak @ 15,000km

was the oil changed recently? Most inexperienced tech forget the clean the oil off the lower cover and it flows down and drips after driving. Could have also been a filter or they didn't remove the oil ring from the old filter. I seriously doubt its leaking.
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was the oil changed recently? Most inexperienced tech forget the clean the oil off the lower cover and it flows down and drips after driving. Could have also been a filter or they didn't remove the oil ring from the old filter. I seriously doubt its leaking.

Had an oil change at 10,000km with a new filter. Wasn't leaking until last week and the only thing I've done before that was change the thermostat. I burped the system once I realised I needed to but had driven the car for 20min before I did.

It's definitely losing a consistent amount each night which indicates a leak somewhere to me.

It's in the shop now so they are going to put up on the hoist and identify it and hopefully it's as easy as loosening/tightening the filter or something.


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Just got the rig back, was a dodgy filter seal as predicted. Free replacement filter and happy days.....

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