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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #15 on: 10 January 2019, 15:44:59 »

I have the same problem with mine, but don't intend to do anything about it. Old Omegas leak a little bit of oil, so I can live with it.  :)
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #16 on: 10 January 2019, 16:26:03 »

True words there Albs,its just it makes such a good damn mess and unless you clean it away almost daily shows the engine bay up of what is otherwise a tidy engine.Perhaps the answer is tonot keep opening the bonnet  ;D

Interesting about exhaust cam as that seems to make sense if mine are leaking as they are at the lower point of the head and could be the right path a potential leak could take. 
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #17 on: 10 January 2019, 19:01:37 »

Reading these recent posts with interest .   ;)

Seems this little leak issue is more common that we thought
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #18 on: 10 January 2019, 20:43:33 »

Yes,Al and seems a whole heap of work and cost just to replace a couple of seals.

Cam covers off / all timing set removed along with all that entails/All cams and caps removed..and then you are faced with needing Super Human strength along with fabricated tooling to just get the crank pulley off.

Then its all got to go back together along with new seals and sealant assuming they can all still be bought.

Think it might be just live with it  :( ??? :(
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #19 on: 11 January 2019, 04:44:09 »

Yes,Al and seems a whole heap of work and cost just to replace a couple of seals.

Cam covers off / all timing set removed along with all that entails/All cams and caps removed..and then you are faced with needing Super Human strength along with fabricated tooling to just get the crank pulley off.

Then its all got to go back together along with new seals and sealant assuming they can all still be bought.

Think it might be just live with it :( ??? :(

It's looking that way here as well  ::) ::)
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #20 on: 12 January 2019, 16:24:00 »

Not necessarily... Could be draining down behind the rear cover ;)

Wouldn't be visible without removing the cam pulley :y

+1 for cam seals - I used to get exactly the same puddle of oil that seemed to come from the oil pressure switch but it continued after fitting a new one.

I had to do the head gaskets (YES THEY DO FAIL) and once the rear timing cover came off it was quite obvious that the oil was coming from the cam seals.  All dry as a bone now, probably the only Omega I've owned that has a nice clean engine!
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #21 on: 12 January 2019, 17:33:28 »

If I own my car long enough to change the cambelt again, I may well look into that as part of doing the job.  :y
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #22 on: 12 January 2019, 17:35:22 »

Thanks for further clarification,Jim.

Problem is lots of cost in seals and gaskets just to get to them and as only recently had belt/pullies done and both cam covers gaskets I will need to weigh up...dirty engine or lots of work and money again :(
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #23 on: 12 January 2019, 19:18:34 »

Thanks for further clarification,Jim.

Problem is lots of cost in seals and gaskets just to get to them and as only recently had belt/pullies done and both cam covers gaskets I will need to weigh up...dirty engine or lots of work and money again :(

Leave it til the next time your in that area ;-)
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #24 on: 12 January 2019, 23:00:37 »

Wise words and that will be my plan  :y,although I may start accumulating the bits for future if I find them going cheap.
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #25 on: 13 January 2019, 22:04:21 »

Thanks for further clarification,Jim.

Problem is lots of cost in seals and gaskets just to get to them and as only recently had belt/pullies done and both cam covers gaskets I will need to weigh up...dirty engine or lots of work and money again :(


cam seals are less than a tenner for all four, and don't you have the crank seal already? The worst bit of the job is loosening the crank bolt. Although there's quite a lot of dismantling to reach the cam seals I don't think there's any need to actually remove the cams themselves. I would suggest a thermostat as it's easily removed with the transfer tube attached when the cam pulleys are out of the way.


You know my opinion of cam cover gaskets and the costs involved.


It's a lot of work, so I'd probably leave it unless the oil is gushing out.
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #26 on: 13 January 2019, 22:30:31 »

I intend to monitor it for the next few weeks ,but it is definitely getting a worse leak as I tend cleaning it with watering can with a little clean water almost everyday and the following day it is as bad.


Maybe we can have a chat at some point Nick ,when I,m passing next Ill call by if that's ok  :y 
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #27 on: 13 January 2019, 22:33:10 »

I intend to monitor it for the next few weeks ,but it is definitely getting a worse leak as I tend cleaning it with watering can with a little clean water almost everyday and the following day it is as bad.


Maybe we can have a chat at some point Nick ,when I,m passing next Ill call by if that's ok  :y


I'm in and out a lot at the moment, it's probably better if I call you.....
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Re: V6 oil level sensor location/photo of
« Reply #28 on: 14 January 2019, 08:21:50 »

That's fine Nick....if cars on driveway Im in :y
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