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Old 03-08-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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oil leak on new rebuilt engine

Hi, Tom

This is Johannes from Canada. I just finished putting the motor in and I wanted to start her up. She fired no problem and ran good for about 10 - 15 sec. Then I heard what sounded like a gurgle and she decided to throw out all the oil. I turned her off right when i heard the gurgle, looked under the car and oil was everywhere. Seems like it comes from behind or above the starter. Must be a big hole cause all the oil was on the floor in no time. Any idea what it could be? And do u think I messed up the motor??


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Old 03-08-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
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Oil pressure sensor???

Didi you make sure everything was back where it is suppose to be??
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Either oil sending unit or oil plug from behind the started , shouldnt of hurt a thing if you were watching the oil psi like people should be with starting a new engine the first time

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The oil pressure sensor is ok, checked that first, looks like its coming right from behind the starter, I took the starter off, and moved it around a bit, I cant really see but it feels like there is a hole in the block right behind the starter. I let my buddy blow some air into the oil filler on the valve cover and i could feel the air coming out from the hole. Seems like there is thread in the hole as well.

So I need a new plug for that hole then??

The oil pressure was still up when I turned the car off.
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Yes it just takes a plug in that hole , some use that for oil to the turbo , just install a shallow plug in there and your good to go

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Should I get a new one from the Stealership or is it ok, to get one from the junkyard, or even from a hardware store?
And are those plugs on all zetecs or just on the SVTs??
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just go to a hardware store i cant remember if its a 1/4in npt or a 1/8npt
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really? Wont that be to weak? And would they have the right thread seize?
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No it will not be weak and yes those sizes are pretty standard at stores just make sure its npt
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Just went to the dealer and I found out that there are 5 of those holes. Now I am wondering if all of them need a plug, or if you (Tom) just didn't put that on plug.
Please let me know, there are a couple of plug holes where the flywheel connects to the crank and i don't want to get oil in my clutch and everything. So let me know if there are other holes that need a plug.
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