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P38A Diesel Engine Oil Leak

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Lukas018, Mar 13, 2019.

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  1. Henry_b

    Henry_b Well-Known Member

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    Don't go uttering "butties" around the freelanderers

    They'll be lickin ya windows trying to "get in" ;)
     
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    I think I went to school with her..
     
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    You should have danced all night Mark;):D
     
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    Not yet mate, I will be looking at it the weekend, hopefully it will be a leak off pipe somewhere, cant believe how much it has stained under the car, be great if it is a simple repair. Thanks for your concern.
     
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    Just think it has water proofed the underside a touch. So it didn't go through to waste..
    Good luck. ;)
     
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    Thanks mate.
     
  8. RangeRoller dt

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    And her gerbil :D
     
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    Hi Mark - Some success the weekend, the return pipe on injector 6 was split so cut pipe down and put back on the injector, this was probably the leak. However I noticed a pool of diesel sitting around injector 1, the return pipes seem ok and not leaking also main feed pipe does not seem to be leaking. Could the injector be leaking itself or maybe a seal issue?
    I am hoping it is not a faulty injector. Thanks.
     
  10. wammers

    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Only injector liable to leak fuel from body is number four. Odds on it is the spill pipe.
     
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    +1, dry it out with paper and monitor it. Check it with a good torch/lamp while it's running or after a run to see if the wet returns.;)
     
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    ok cheers, injector 4 dry as a bone, will have another look the weekend.
     
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    Could it leak past the copper washer? Mind you, I'd have thought you'd hear that and it'd get blasted all over the place but as a stab in the dark?
     
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    The injector atomises the diesel into vapour so should not leak fluid into inj1 well. Some people crack them off and re-torque. I believe this is more peace of mind, and any difference will be due the pipes being taken off/on.
    the Spill pipe will likely have pin hole or tiny fracture. Any problems I just change the lot as rest won't be far behind.
     
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    Other thing could be top hose has slight leak at head and washes crap into well which seems like diesel/oil
     
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    Only combustion gas, NOT fuel.
     
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    I secured all top hoses, reckon spill pipes will buy a set and just renew them, not in great nick, cheers.
     
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    Grrrrrr Jedwood Spannerhands

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    Do not get cheap stuff unless you want to be doing it again very soon. The braided hose stuff is what you want.
     
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    Spill pipes, really? However did you guess... You've been reading from post 3 on, haven't you ;)


    3.2mm pipe - usually comes in 1m pack. Less than 2m to do map pipe the lot. Should be less than a tenner easy
     
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    Put heat shrink on the ends of the spill pipes or cable tie them on it will make them last longer.
     
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