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deanb92
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Hi all, i have a fiesta 1.25, 57 reg, 38,000 miles. I seem to have a small oil leak, it appears to be just above the oil sump. I have uploaded some photos of it and would appreicate any help if you guys have any idea as to where it could be coming from judging by the pictures, thanks!!

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Area of leak:

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Hi Dean, I am not a trained mechanic but have taken engines apart and got them together again. I presume the oil leak is from the pulley drive shaft, by the look of the belt its air con?

Any how there may be a rubber type press in seal that presses around the shaft that looks as though its done for, and oil leaking can mean contaminants getting in .

If I am correct you could replace it yourself but I am sure there will be lots to remove, the seal must be carefully pressed back in.

Why not invest in a car repair manual.

I am sure there will be more responces for you soon.

Cheers

Martin.

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Hi, thanks for the reply Martin. The car does not have air con, unfortunatly ha. So you think it could be seaping from the pulley shaft? i know its hard to identify it from pictures but your help is appreciated!

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Hi again, well its looking as there is more oil around the pulley housing, but its amazing how oil can spread around an area due to the heat and air flow.

You need to check the belt does not get contaminated as well, may cause it to slip/perish.

Saw AC on the belt so though air con but now remember AC make belts!!

Hope you get it sorted, I would be interested in what you find.

messed about with cars in my youth and now help my Son, Daughter, Sister with bits, he's got a mk 1.5 Focus.

Worked on my construction plant as well .

The problem is that it will probably cost a few quid for the seal and lots in labour if you take it to a garage thats assuming it is the seal.

Cheers

Martin.

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It does look like its the crankshaft seal that has gone. Fortunately its not the other end that's gone as that would be a gearbox out job. It shouldn't be too costly to repair. A decent garage can do that relatively quickly. It normally goes if too much oil has been put in it.

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Thanks for the replys. If i get it replaced do you think its worth while getting the timing belt changed while its apart? I'm not sure what the actual recomended mileage/years it is to change your timing belt

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If you intend on keeping the car, it would be worth getting the belt changed. I think its normally 100,000 miles or 10 years, whichever comes 1st.

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