Oil Pan Gasket

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Oil Pan Gasket

Postby Loaf on Jun Tue 22, 2010 9:03 am

My 1988 Diesel Jetta leaks so much oil that my wife and I have renamed it the "Deepwater Horizon." I ran it at idle for about 10mins to jump start our other Jetta and there was a puddle the size of a small frisbee. Been getting worse and we've basically garaged the car until I can get it fixed. It seems to be leaking from the oil pan gasket on the far left (trans) side.
Questions:
1) If it is something like the rear main seal, would the oil come out in the same place or would it be farther to the left?
2) Is this the same gasket as the gas engines?
3) Anything wierd to know about replacing this gasket?
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Re: Oil Pan Gasket

Postby Rennwagen1 on Jun Tue 22, 2010 9:07 am

Man, if this wasn't a diesel, I would have the answers, but I am not sure. How long has it been since the gasket was replaced? Theya re pretty easy to do, and it lets you have the oppotunity to clean all teh gunk out of your oilpan that the normal changes don't get. I don't think it is the same gasket as the gas motors, but I could be wrong, i bet Kompressorgolf will be able to help you on that(parts guy!)....
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Re: Oil Pan Gasket

Postby Loaf on Jul Wed 14, 2010 1:08 pm

I've been gone for three weeks. I replaced the gasket on Saturday, then re-tourqed the bolts on Sunday after the engine was warm. The leak stopped for a mysterious three minutes, but was back in full force when I drove to Missoula yesterday. Main crank seal?
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