XU7 oil leak

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Bob Minchin, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Bob Minchin

    Bob Minchin Guest

    It looks like I have an oil leak from the sump seal at the clutch end of
    the XU7 engine in my 405. oil is present on the underside face of the
    crank case and down the end face of the sump but very little by the weep
    hole at the bottom of the clutch bell housing.

    I conclude that the sump gasket has failed rather than the crankshaft
    oil seal. I don't know how long it has been leaking but it does not
    leave drips on the drive (yet). jan 1995 model 59k miles from new and
    the engine has never needed any attention

    Does this seem a reasonable conclusion?
    It this a 'regular' problem?
    It is straightforward to drop the sump with the engine in the car?
    The aircon compressor is attached to the sump, but is there anything
    else major that has to come off before the sump does?

    All assistance welcome


    Bob Minchin, Oct 4, 2003
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