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Oil leak petrol 1.6 ti mk2 2006


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Helping out someone with their focus. Done the timing belt and before I even started I noticed oil collecting at the bottom of the compressor. When I started the engine after the timing belt change I noticed oil dripping from the ac compressor mounting bolts (lowest point). Took a picture and looks to be a union of some sort above the AC compressor. Couldn't get decent pictures as run out of time before work. Is there an oil feed or return in this area? Don't think I disturbed anything there closest I was was the removal of the starter to lockthe engine up but that was a waste of time as it just broke the single tooth from the tool so used the screwdrivers wedged near the driveshaft method. IMG-20220815-WA0001.thumb.jpg.de116983cab809652429f60a395bb3e8.jpgIMG-20220815-WA0000.thumb.jpg.1a7e97a77e0c3dedacf82f1723c26b9b.jpg

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OK will need to take a closer look. Literally had 10 mins to put car back on the floor and tidy all tools up so just snapped the pictures. To confirm it was a constant drip well one every 40 seconds or so whilst engine was running after doing the timing belt and looked like it was coming from the area circled but as I say very quick look as I was very time poor and still am 😞

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I'm not sure the circle helps lol...  That is the PAS pump area though.  

On the plus side, at least you'll get to use the stretch belt tool again. 

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Yes not the best pictures or indeed the best circle:-) was so in a rush to pack up and get to work that was as good as it got at the time. Hopefully it is the reservoir as that was pulled out the way when I done the timing belt. Will of course keep you all updated and thanks for sticking with me 🙂

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My power steering fluid reservoir developed a hairline crack in the moulded return pipe connector after I tried to repair a small leak. I first tried removing the return hose, cutting the first half inch off the hose and re-connecting it.

The leak unfortunately got a lot worse after re-connecting the hose. I discovered that removing and reseating the pipe had caused a crack at the right angle point of the moulded connector. I had to replace the reservoir itself.

Something similar could have happened if you had to move the reservoir out of the way.

The pipes also harden with age and can leak at the joints if disturbed.

Removing the driver's side headlight unit will make access much easier for replacing the reservoir if necessary.

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OK thanks likely disturbed something during the timing belt change as you say. Havent got round to look as currently on holiday. Will keep you all updated - tks

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