It's leaking from the passenger side rear corner of the engine, the first mechanic did all the other work on it (except the hg) and sprayed it all down cause the entire engine was covered in oil and said it had to be the head gasket. He thinks the mechanic who did the HG before didn't do a good job because he didn't change out the water pump or timing belt, which got done after. The upper end looks new because its all shiny but IDK (maybe new head?).
The car doesn't leak any anti-freeze and doesn't overheat or smoke. It just started smoking out of the exhaust but that was just cause it was cold thismorning?
Anyways the second mechanic was a little better and had a camera to look around and said it might be the HG but wasn't sure because it was covered by the transfer case but it was for sure the rear passenger side of the engine and was leaking down some tube. It leaks the majority when its running so I can only think it could be a cracked block or the HG, but that was just done. What else is in that area that it could be please help! Thanks in advanced.
Following parts were just done:
-oil filter (yes it is tight)
- brakes and tires
-oil pan gasket (which is missing a bolt but isnt leaking)
-water pump timing belt and radiator
-distributor wires and plugs
The whole bottom half of the engine is covered front to back and pretty much the whole front half bottom of the car
I know where its coming from but its covered by the transfer case, What is in that area that can leak. Im trying to diagnose possible problems before I take it apart.
Also Is there any way to rule out a head gasket or cracked block due to no oil in the anti-freeze, not over-heating, not running rough at all? Or are all these still possible with these problems?
have the same problem?
Thursday, March 18th, 2010 AT 9:43 PM