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11-04-2014 01:48 PM
amc49 You get to do it again............many do when they do not clean surface bone dry or dead flat or damage sealing flats.

Or, you fixed it and the previous mess may take a week to burn off. Some are that bad.
11-03-2014 11:17 PM
sailor All depends where it's leaking onto the exhaust, from the valve cover onto the top of the exh. isn't the only possibility with the pipes running beneath the engine.

You'll have to look to see where oil is getting on it.
11-03-2014 05:53 PM
deforest68 I have replaced the valve cover gasket and still seem to have a leak that goes on to the exhaust manifold. terrible smell. Is there something else on this Ford focus engine that would leak below the valve cover on to the exhaust?
07-02-2014 04:40 PM
Originally Posted by sailor View Post
A Wonder of Engineering in some regards, more often you wondered WHY they ever engineered them as they did. French cars can make Italian cars look German.
Now that is classic!
07-01-2014 07:51 PM
amc49 Wee wee m'seiur, spaghetti, ravioli, und sauerkrauten, wunderbar!
07-01-2014 12:25 AM
sailor A Wonder of Engineering in some regards, more often you wondered WHY they ever engineered them as they did. French cars can make Italian cars look German.
06-30-2014 10:56 PM
amc49 Wha..........?? That would surely suck..............
06-30-2014 06:50 PM
Leora83 david5300, do you have the same engine as the OP?
If so, the oil pressure sensor is an inch or two from the oil filter, closer to the passenger side. $20 part and not that bad a repair. Disconnect the wiring plug, get a deep 24mm socket, remove leaky sensor, install good sensor, reconnect plug.

I left out the contortions required to wrap your arms around the axle while you're doing it...and I recommend removing the oil filter for better access, but your call on that. If you're lucky, the original installer left the plug facing away from the filter so you actually have room to press the little tang in to remove the plug easily.

There are many much worse cars to work on...early Renault 5s, for example, where you had to remove the alternator to change the oil filter.
06-30-2014 04:02 AM
freemind We refer to that as "flat rating" a person.

Scumbag shops outnumber the good shops IMO.
06-30-2014 02:24 AM
amc49 Just gearing the guy up for bigger charges, the timing belt has nothing to do with oil leaks unless someone damaged the crank seal doing the job.
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