oil leak in distributor cap

How do you repair an oil leak coming from the distributor ...

It can leak oil out from the rear of the intake manifold gasket. The oil sending unit is right behind the distributor and it can leak oil too.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Distributor O Ring ...

Jan 06, 2016 · The distributor o-ring simply seals the distributor housing with the engine to prevent oil leaks at the base of the distributor. When the o-ring fails it can cause oil leaks from the base of distributor, which can lead to other problems. Usually a bad or failing distributor o-ring will produce...

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Solving A Strange Problem: Oil In The Distributor Cap ...

Motor oil had somehow found its’ way up the distributor and into the distributor cap. After a few minutes of back & forth questions and thoughts, we found the culprit. Too much crankcase pressure.

Q: Oil leak around distributor - YourMechanic

Feb 03, 2016 · The other possibility is the distributor is worn and leaking oil. Distributors don’t normally leak oil, but the distributor on your vehicle is mounted on the cylinder head. The seal on the distributor shaft that keeps the oil out of the the electronic part of the distributor wears over time. When this happens, oil seeps into the distributor and out through the cap.

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Oil leak inside of the distributor???? | IH8MUD Forum

Aug 23, 2012 · Oil can leak from inside the distributor. It can seep past the shaft seal that seals the shaft to the housing and oil will drip from between the distributor base and the edge of the cap. The distributor would have to be replaced to repair the leak. Mine leaks, but I plan to rebuild it, somehow.

Help with oil leak at distributor | ClubCivic - Honda ...

Apr 12, 2010 · An oil leak inside the distributor would instead be caused by failure of a different oil seal inside the distributor. Of course, I have not inspected the distributor and it's possible that the distributor housing where the O-ring sits is damaged. I recommend that you remove the distributor yourself and inspect it. The job is quite easy.

Oil Leak From Engine and Possible Check Engine Light ...

May 27, 2010 · Leakage from the shaft seal coats the electrical components of the distributor with engine oil causing: Cleaning the distributor cap and rotor can help or resolve driveability issues temporarily, but the mentioned issues will return shortly.

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SBC distributor oil leak??? | The H.A.M.B.

May 13, 2013 · Thought it might be the gasket but when I took off the cap I realised the oil was coming from the botom of the distributor plate. Closer exam revealed that the plate was oily inside the dist. The car had about 20-25 pounds of oil pressure at idle and about 40 while riding at 40mph. Doesn't seem like excessive oil pressure. It has a PCV system.

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Distributor Oil Leak ? | NastyZ28

Oct 11, 2007 · My gen I smallblock is leaking oil at the base gasket on the intake for the distributor. I just installed an MSD billet distributor 85561 with an adjustable slip collar. Collar was set perfect and a new billet retaining clamp was used to hold distributor in place.

Oil in your distributor - Answers

The distributor oil seal is a paper gasket or rubber O-ring, and the distributor is removed to replace either one if the seal is leaking.

oil leaking from my distributor cap? Spark plug not ...

Jun 02, 2015 · Spark plug not getting fuel. common problem on the 90s.accords,civics preludes.you have oil in the cap.the cap is attached to distributor.it has oil in it also.some try replacing o ring,and seal,but most just replace the distributor.it's your car,up to you and funds!$$$$ NEW distributor is around $150.00 lifetime warranty.either engine,2.2L OR 2.3L.

Reseal Your Honda Distributor: 10 Steps

Before Distributor Removal. Disconnect the main distributor harness connector, there may be one, …

Oil Coming From Distributor Cap? - FWD/AWD 1998 and …

Jun 18, 2008 · I seem to have an oil leak coming from under my distributor cap, any ideas? Also the oil seems to puddle on top of the valve cover in the indent just above the distributor cap and also around the oil fill cap.

M119 distributor caps.. moisture!! | Mercedes-Benz Forum

Apr 05, 2012 · The oil seal OK with no trace of oil leaking. The large 70mm. orange O ring was intact with no cracks or splits, albeit a little tired looking. Next time we are over to England, I'll bring two new O rings to try. At the bottom of each distributor cap are a series of what appear like saw cuts, presumably this is to let any moisture out???

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Honda Oil Leak Thru Distributor: My 1996 New (to Me ...

My 1996 new (to me!) Honda Accord 2.2L is leaking oil out the distributor. I took it to a mechanic, he said it was 1 hour of work, plus replacing the whole distributor (says it's full of oil) for a cost of $375!

Oil Leak at Distributor Unit-- Does the Distributor Need ...

Oil leak at distributor unit-- does the distributor need to be totaly replaced, how costly? SHARRIS ... Garage said need tune up -- oil filled up distributor cap becouse of leak at seal of distributor. Needs tobe replaced becouse inner seal is part of the distributor? SPONSORED LINKS. Do you. have the same problem? Yes. No.

Why does oil leak from my distributor cap - JustAnswer

Nov 06, 2008 · If the oil is coming from inside the cap, then it is a problem inside the distributor, letting oil run into it.. But of it is actually leaking at the head, then you will have a problem with a valve cover seal, or even the o-ring that seals the distributor, where the shaft goes into the head..

Distributor Oil leak: Still leaking after Replacing ...

Aug 09, 2019 · Thanks for the reply. I am noticing oil at the bottom of the distributor cap and mainly dripping from the bottom of my upper radiator hose. It's odd to me that the oil leak from the distributor could make it all the way to the bottom of the upper radiator hose but it is slightly above the hose.

i have a chevy 350 and oil is coming out the distributor ...

Jul 29, 2013 · Also the next answer but I assume that you could tell that oil was spraying everywhere. You might have a small leak at the oil pressure sending unit back there. And that is one on the hardest places to seal at the rear of the intake manifold. But if it is really coming out where the distributor mounts do as monkey boy says.

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Chevrolet C/K 10 Questions - Oil under distributor cap ...

Oil under distributor cap. Report; Follow; Asked by Gallardo_755 Mar 01, 2017 at 04:16 AM about the 1983 Chevrolet C/K 10 Silverado LB RWD ... Oil leak 1984 chevy C10 2 Answers. I am a new owner of a 1984 chevy C10 Silverado, I spotted an oil leak from near the oil pain but not from it. Not sure what this piece is called but it appears as if a ...

Oil Leaking From Distributor - Farmall Cub

Feb 19, 2010 · Early 50' to very late 40's Cub, leaking what I believe is light weight oil, at the grounding bolt on the distributor housing. As a point of reference, oil is leaking on the inspection band area of the starter. My repair experience with Farmall products is limited to several A and AV models.

Distributor oil seal - leak fixed | The Nissan Club

Jul 25, 2011 · I replaced the distributor shaft seal about 6000 miles ago and there has been no sign of leakage since then. Mine was a slow leak inside the distributor that I cleaned out from time to time. Apparently no electronics were damaged from oil soak as it is still running ok. It's definitely easier to just replace the distributor.

Cam Seal Behind The Distributor Leaking - FWD/AWD 1998 …

Jun 03, 2011 · I see some oil coming out of the distributor which i think is cause misfires. I have changed every possible part of the ignition system, and still had stumbling. Upon further inspection I noticed oil coming out of the distributor which made me think that was causing the stumbling. would the oil leaking through he distributor cause this.

Do I need sealant on an SBC Distributor Gasket?

Oct 23, 2006 · Funny you should ask... when I replaced my distributor with an MSD with new gasket, clean surfaces, and all. I've got a pesky oil leak around the disty that I've learned to live with. I have the hold down tight but there's always oil there. Granted this is a BBC any ideas how to stop this leak or do I have to continue living with it? Sorry to ...

Distributor Indexing | cruiser54

The tip of the distributor rotor should be near the #1 spark plug wire post. Disconnect the distributor electrical connection. Remove the distributor holddown clamp, holddown bolt and distributor. Remove the distributor cap and rotor. Place the distributor housing upside down in a soft jaw vise.

2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3L 90K miles ignition distributor ...

Neither one of those parts should have oil leaking onto them. It’s a good idea to repair the leak. When these leak, often it’s just the O-ring as mentioned above, but it’s not unusual to have the internal seal leak, meaning oil will get inside the distributor and then leak out of the distributor cap.

Distributor oil leak help... - Farmall Cub

Nov 17, 2013 · Yet again we're faced with oil winding up inside the distributor cap ('63 cub, distributor not magneto). The oil seal was replaced and we thought we had it… but then it started leaking again with use. This time around I'm trying to figure out what is causing the leak - and I noticed that I can grab the rotor (or shaft if I remove the rotor ...

Distributor Seal - Car Distributor Seals | AutoPartsWarehouse

A distributor seal locks in the oil going through the distributor and the engine. Overtime, these small, circular, rubber rings tear allowing the oil to leak to the other parts of. If unattended, this little leak can escalate to becoming a major problem. Buying a replacement seal is not as straightforward as it seems.

Distributor Oil leak: Still leaking after Replacing ...

Aug 09, 2019 · Thanks for the reply. I am noticing oil at the bottom of the distributor cap and mainly dripping from the bottom of my upper radiator hose. It's odd to me that the oil leak from the distributor could make it all the way to the bottom of the upper radiator hose but it is slightly above the hose.

Oil in distributor cap - Car Forums and Automotive Chat

Mar 09, 2007 · Oil in distributor cap. You will have to replace the dist. This is a common problem with high milage toyotas. Somehow they damn things leak internally after that long of a time. Make sure you have some vasoline handy for the shaft when you try and put the new one in. It will take a few tries before you get it seated.

Diagnosing the oil leak in ignition distributor

Recently, after a long trip I have noticed that the car started to use too much oil, 1L+ for 2000km (before I was adding 0.5-1.0L along 15000km and changing it afterwards). So I started to look where the leak was coming from and it seems that it is the ignition distributor causing the problem.

Oil leak at base of distributor.. | For A Bodies Only ...

Jul 08, 2014 · Hello, I just re-installed my intake manifold with a new gasket and now there is an oil leak behind the intake manifold on the base of the distributor. I used the red RTV on the bottom of the cork gasket. Does this mean I have to drain the coolant and get new gasket again? What is the best way to prevent the leak.

95 Honda Civic: Oil seepage inside the distributor cap ...

Replied by johnzcarz on topic 95 Honda Civic: Oil seepage inside the distributor cap I believe "B" is an o-ring to prevent external oil leaks between the distributor housing and the head - NOT the internal leak you are talking about.

Chevrolet C/K 10 Questions - Oil under distributor cap ...

Oil under distributor cap. Report; Follow; Asked by Gallardo_755 Mar 01, 2017 at 04:16 AM about the 1983 Chevrolet C/K 10 Silverado LB RWD ... Oil leak 1984 chevy C10 2 Answers. I am a new owner of a 1984 chevy C10 Silverado, I spotted an oil leak from near the oil pain but not from it. Not sure what this piece is called but it appears as if a ...

Oil Leaking in Distributor | Honda Odyssey Forum

Dec 30, 2015 · I just popped on the new o-ring for my distributor, but during the project I found oil inside the distributor (as well as all the oil all over the transmission. So, looks like I'll have to get the inner seal and open things up again in a few weeks. ~le sigh~

Distributor oil seal - leak fixed | The Nissan Club

Jul 25, 2011 · I replaced the distributor shaft seal about 6000 miles ago and there has been no sign of leakage since then. Mine was a slow leak inside the distributor that I cleaned out from time to time. Apparently no electronics were damaged from oil soak as it is still running ok. It's definitely easier to just replace the distributor.

Help With Oil Leak (pics) - 92 - 00 Lexus SC300 / SC400 ...

Jun 21, 2007 · open the cap and take a look if there is oil inside the cap and rotor housing. if there isnt then its definitely the o-ring but if there is oil inside the cap then the distributor bearing seal has gone bad.

i have a chevy 350 and oil is coming out the distributor ...

Jul 29, 2013 · Also the next answer but I assume that you could tell that oil was spraying everywhere. You might have a small leak at the oil pressure sending unit back there. And that is one on the hardest places to seal at the rear of the intake manifold. But if it is really coming out where the distributor mounts do as monkey boy says.

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Do I need sealant on an SBC Distributor Gasket?

Oct 23, 2006 · Funny you should ask... when I replaced my distributor with an MSD with new gasket, clean surfaces, and all. I've got a pesky oil leak around the disty that I've learned to live with. I have the hold down tight but there's always oil there. Granted this is a BBC any ideas how to stop this leak or do I have to continue living with it? Sorry to ...

SOLVED: I removed the distributor cap and found oil - Fixya

Mar 12, 2012 · The bearing seal is on the inside of the distributor. To inspect it, undo the three bolts holding the cap to the distributor body. Pop the rotor off the shaft, the unclip the inside plastic cover. If you see any oil inside the distributor or the distributor cap, this …

5 Reasons Your Car Might Be Losing or Leaking Oil | …

Jan 19, 2019 · Let's Take a Look at That Oil Leak! Oil leaks and losses are one of the most common reasons that drivers bring their cars in for inspection. It could be a tiny pinhole leak in a gasket, an obvious gusher from a bad seal, or a leak from a myriad of origins. In any case, it's vital to find the source of your car's oil leak...

Oil in Distributor | MG TD TF 1500 | MG-Cars.net

The other thing that can cause excessive oil in the distributor is the amount of end float between the distributor body and the drive gear. If this is excessive, the camshaft, by repeatedly slowing and speeding up, can cause slight upward and downward movement of the distributor shaft.

Oil leak from distributor cap? - Saab NG900 & OG9-3 ...

Hello, I have a 1995 900S with the 2.3L n/a. The car has a standard type distributor mounted to one of the camshafts. Lately i've noticed an oil leak of about a quart per month, and it seems that fresh oil is coming out of the distributor cap.

Bad Oil leak at distributor shaft - FordSix Performance Forum

Sep 19, 2008 · Both hoses (off oil fill cap and PCV were routed to air filter. when PCV should have been to manifold vac. Could have pressurized crankcase the way it was I guess and created enough problem to push oil out of the O-ring at distrib--have not driven it yet to see if leaking but will do so this weekend.

TheSamba :: Performance/Engines/Transmissions - …

Apr 09, 2011 · Hello, have a slight problem with my engine and it is an oil leak at the distributor base.... This is the thing, my distributor has a brand new O-Ring on it and it is fully in position meaning seated on the case so I do not know whats up.

oil in my distributor cap :(? | Yahoo Answers

Jan 21, 2014 · Answers. This cam seal when leak, the engine oil will go to the base of the distributor and go through the shaft bushing and run along the shaft up to the rotor and cap. The web site to buy the seal is: The site say : "Distributor seal" is the wrong name, it should be called "Camshaft seal" . 2- When replaced the engine oil,...

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Repair oil leak into the distributor - Car Forums and ...

Jun 20, 2012 · The dist cap gasket does need replacing, but not critical at this point...I want the oil to stop getting inside the distributor. There's a difference between an o-ring and a gasket. The o-ring looks to prevent oil from coming out of the distributor hole and leaking down the side of the engine.

Oil In My Distributor Cap - pro-touring

Mar 22, 2010 · Oil in the distributor cap indicates either excess blowby, or plugged crankcase vents, either way, it's excess crankcase pressure pushing the oil up. Run a PCV valve, check that it is working properly, and make sure there is a vent. A band of oil or light grease, even rust is common about half way up the side of the cap.

Re: Oil leak from distributor cap? - Saab NG900 & OG9-3 ...

It is an inner and outer seal for the distributor. The outer o-ring type seal is really easy to replace but the inner seal is a handful and you could damage the distributor if not done correctly. It sounds like it is the inner seal that is leaking in your case since the oil appears from inside the cap.

DIY Toyota Camry 5SFE Engine Oil-Leak Repair (With Video)

Mar 06, 2019 · DIY Toyota Camry 5SFE Engine Oil-Leak Repair (With Video) Updated on March 6, 2019. hardlymoving. ... Camry Distributor Cap Plug Removal. Camry Distributor Cap Removal. Camry Distributor Cap. Coat Cap Contact Surfaces With RTV and Reconnect Cap Cover. Use any RTV product with gasket-sealing properties. J-B Weld makes an excellent automotive ...

The Vortec Engine Distributor Problem Solved

To verify Vortec engine distributor problem set the code, you simply remove the distributor cap. When you look at the spark plug wire terminals you'll see unusual wear patterns. In addition, you'll also see damage to the distributor rotor. The issue stems from failure of the housing that in turn allows the distributor shaft bushing to wear out.

Distributor leaking oil - replace seal or replace entire ...

Nov 26, 2012 · Yes, oil is inside the cap/rotor area and dripping from inside the distributor, not from around the housing. I have two used good units so I can replace or fix the one I have in service. The one in use has the lowest mileage at 98k while my others have 154k and 170k.

Oil Leak where Distributor Enters Valve Cover | The Nissan ...

Nov 26, 2009 · For quite some time i had this oil leak, oil leaks between the distributor and the valve body and you can see oil dripping onto transmission etc.. There is an O-ring that sits on the shaft of the distributor, that seals with the valve body. This O-ring, you can buy from the dealership for $7 and is very easy to replace.

Slow engine oil leak around distributor | Drive Accord ...

Nov 27, 2014 · I’ve been having a slow oil leak around the distributor area that I’ve ignored for the longest time, to the point where the area underneath is coated with a black mess. One day I finally decided to do something about it, so looked it up and figured it was the distributor O-ring (or so I thought!), so changed that out about 3 months ago.

In a 1999 honda accord how can the distributor leak oil?

Feb 23, 2010 · In a 1999 honda accord how can the distributor leak oil? - Answered by a verified Mechanic for Honda. ... there is a hose on my honda accord 2000 EX just under the the distributor cap...it sprang a leak and now water (stream) is escaping and heat gauge is going up.

Symptoms of a Bad Distributor Cap | DoItYourself

The distributor cap doesn't sound like such an important part, but it is integral to the performance of your car's engine. If the distributor cap is faulty then the ignition sequence inside your engine will be out of order. Here are a few tell-tale signs that your distributor cap needs to be ...

Ferrari 328 Distributor Shaft Seal Replacement

Ferrari 328 Distributor Shaft Seal Replacement Carl Rose May 2003 After removing my distributor caps to clean the terminals & rotors, I found oil inside the forward bank (5-8) cap. Apparently this is not an uncommon problem, typically due to improper installation of the circular seal. My car had recently (6mo/280mi) undergone a

: Dorman 917136 Distributor Seal: Automotive

Update and new lower rating: Noticed an oil leak under the distributor after a few days. After removing the distributor and inspecting: 1. Shaft seal with the kit is ok as the original leak inside the distributor cap has stopped. Bone dry. 2.

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