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ajs800 05-16-2012 01:48 PM

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

KILOFINAL 05-16-2012 03:56 PM

Re: any idea what this leak could be?
 
could it be a head gasket?

kmitch80 05-16-2012 04:19 PM

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.

ajs800 05-16-2012 04:24 PM

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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ENFORCER 05-16-2012 09:07 PM

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.

wjs81866 05-16-2012 10:04 PM

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.

GTREVINOWK2 05-17-2012 01:13 AM

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

Eric67 05-17-2012 03:26 AM

Re: any idea what this leak could be?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GTREVINOWK2 (Post 630834)
Looks like grease from pulley + dirt... Clean up and keep a close eye on it ! If it comes back then let the fun begin

+1.

ajs800 05-17-2012 07:47 AM

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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Ratchet 05-17-2012 09:00 PM

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?

ajs800 05-17-2012 11:14 PM

Re: any idea what this leak could be?
 
I'll get a couple pics tomorrow.


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