Oil leak, distributor

Tiny
JEEFUNK
  • NISSAN ALTIMA

I have a 1995 Nissan Altima, roughly 140k miles. Recently, I've discovered an oil leak that has apparently been there for a while. Here is a picture: (if anyone would like a full-size pic, I can provide that)


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/54499_11707_distributor_pics_002_1.jpg



There is a lot of oil residue (see pic), so I'm not 100% sure of where the leak is coming from, but I would say it is more than likley coming from the distributor. After speaking with a local mechanic, he said that all I would need to do is take the distributor cap off & spray with brake/carburetor cleaner and that would take care of it. Can anyone confirm/explain this better?

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Thursday, January 18th, 2007 AT 9:28 AM

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Tiny
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Double check the valve cover gasket-if its not it- 99.9 its the distributor shaft O-ring-need to remove distributor for replacement.

HTH-Good LUck!

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Friday, January 19th, 2007 AT 3:36 AM

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