Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo motor

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Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo motor

Post by VW 'John Deere' TDI » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:01 am

Hi Guys,

Please help me identify an oil leak on my brothers car. It's an O'peel Astra GTC. The leak seems to be coming from between the tappet cover and engine block. (Hope i'm right. :oops: ). Please see below pics:

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Is this normal or something that should be checked out?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo mot

Post by SHAUN » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:07 am

Replace the tappet cover gasket.
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Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:09 am

It's an opel. If it doesn't leak there is no oil in the sump.
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Re: Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo mot

Post by AlexTDi » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:09 am

panic-mechanic wrote:It's an opel. If it doesn't leak there is no oil in the sump.
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Re: Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo mot

Post by VW 'John Deere' TDI » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:13 am

SHAUN wrote:Replace the tappet cover gasket.
Thanks Shaun. Is this something that should be done immediately or can he wait for the next service?
panic-mechanic wrote:It's an opel. If it doesn't leak there is no oil in the sump.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I know it's normal for an Opel for leak. Don't they all? :wink: :grin:

But in all serious i just wanted to check if it is anything worrying that should be fixed immediately.
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Re: Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo mot

Post by SHAUN » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:16 am

Its just a little sweating by the looks of it, it wont damage anything.
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Post by VW 'John Deere' TDI » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:36 am

SHAUN wrote:Its just a little sweating by the looks of it, it wont damage anything.
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Re: Oil leak from between tappet cover and block - Turbo mot

Post by graham savage » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:49 pm

Very common on those, the tappet cover is plastic and if it's even slightly over or under tightened they sweat like that. Even if you get it perfect the heat distorts them and it starts again - Oh and be very careful when washing those too ;-)
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Post by Donavan » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:11 pm

And replacing the cover will cost you an arm and a leg aswell
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Post by VW 'John Deere' TDI » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:35 pm

graham savage wrote:Very common on those, the tappet cover is plastic and if it's even slightly over or under tightened they sweat like that. Even if you get it perfect the heat distorts them and it starts again - Oh and be very careful when washing those too ;-)
Thanks for the info bud. :hug:
Donavan wrote:And replacing the cover will cost you an arm and a leg aswell
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