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Old 01-22-2016, 07:32 PM   #1
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Oil leak

Reaching out to the forum to get information about an oil leak I have on my 2014 ZL1; it has 23,067 miles. I found it doing a oil change this week. I have an appointment with the dealership on Monday and put dye in the oil to trace. It's just to the left of the OD pulley.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:36 PM   #2
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that appears to be the junction of the oil pan and timing cover. There is one blurp of RTV there that must not be doing the job. The crank seal could possibly be leaking also.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:47 PM   #3
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that appears to be the junction of the oil pan and timing cover. There is one blurp of RTV there that must not be doing the job. The crank seal could possibly be leaking also.
Unless he wiped the one coolant line before the pic was taken I don't buy the timing chain cover or oil pan. It would be interesting to see behind the compressor.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:47 PM   #4
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looks like an ac leak to me
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:05 PM   #5
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I'd also get a mirror around the AC unit and check to see if there is any 'AC' oil leaking out of the seals on the compressor.

You may want to clean the line and verify it doesn't have any 'pin holes' or 'cracks' just to be certain -- Some brake-kleen would help clean the area and you could see where it leads...

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Old 01-22-2016, 11:38 PM   #6
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Have fun bringing it in with that ATI balancer on there...

Hope you have a great relationship with your dealership..

What other mods are on the car?
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Old 01-23-2016, 07:08 AM   #7
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it could also be refrigerant/compressor oil. Just brainstorming possibilities
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:27 PM   #8
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Thank you to all for your inputs on what the issue could be. Hopefully the dealership will warranty it but I understand if the mods negate it. My mods are a 10% OD, shorty headers, ID 850 injectors, CAI and a tune.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:53 PM   #9
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In on AC leak!
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Old 01-24-2016, 05:33 PM   #10
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Thank you to all for your inputs on what the issue could be. Hopefully the dealership will warranty it but I understand if the mods negate it. My mods are a 10% OD, shorty headers, ID 850 injectors, CAI and a tune.
You should be fine you are not spinning the AC compressor any faster just the SC..
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:47 PM   #11
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Update:

The tech working on my car thinks the leak is coming from the front crankshaft seal or it's the timing chain cover that is leaking. They are pulling the crankshaft pulley to inspect further.
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:07 PM   #12
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The tech working on my car thinks the leak is coming from the front crankshaft seal or it's the timing chain cover that is leaking. They are pulling the crankshaft pulley to inspect further.
good luck... hate to see these kinds of posts
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:29 PM   #13
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Update #2

The leak is indeed coming from the front crankshaft seal. The dealership won't repair due to it being an aftermarket pulley and they don't have the correct puller. Has anyone else had this issue with the ATI balancer, 10% OD pulley and a tune? Could a pulley swap cause this issue?
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:40 PM   #14
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Update #2

The leak is indeed coming from the front crankshaft seal. The dealership won't repair due to it being an aftermarket pulley and they don't have the correct puller. Has anyone else had this issue with the ATI balancer, 10% OD pulley and a tune? Could a pulley swap cause this issue?
Highly unlikely the pulley swap caused this issue. I'd fight that one.
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you're welcome...
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:25 PM   #16
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Update #2

The leak is indeed coming from the front crankshaft seal. The dealership won't repair due to it being an aftermarket pulley and they don't have the correct puller. Has anyone else had this issue with the ATI balancer, 10% OD pulley and a tune? Could a pulley swap cause this issue?
Running the exact same setup from JRE 3 years, nothing leaking, you could eat off it. Just pull the damper and the cover and inspect and replace the timing cover seal if that's what it is..
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:49 AM   #17
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Any excuse they can find...

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