Unfortunately, not so mechanically minded...

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:27
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Help!

Had my cruiser serviced last week (the big 80k - yes, now I am broke!) and just had a look underneath. keep the car and engine spotless so was worried when I noticed a fair bit of oil dripping onto the diff from the rubber hose in the picture - does anyone know if this is cause for concern, or just a result of a messy service?

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c312/Dekard05/P1010899.jpg

Water in the pic because I started to clean it before taking the photo - should have taken the photo first! Was also a bit of oil splashed around underneath the engine which is not usually there.

Don't like to see any oil and was worried that they may have forgotten to tighten something. Any advice appreciated. Cheers.

Dekard
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Reply By: Exploder - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:50

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:50
They may of spilt some oil when refilling, was the oil gold in colour
Or when they replaced the oil filter they may of spilt old oil as it can get a bit messy as the filters are normally in a bugger of a spot.

Has it got oil on it now since you cleaned it maybe just check to see if the oil filter is on tight enough should not be able to move it with your hand, It’s the white, black or blue thing on the side or bottom of the engine, You may have 2 of them.

Possibly the sump plug has not been done up tight enough, look for oil around the sump on the motor.

Is it a Auto, Possibly transmission fluid return or out line to the cooler, If it was Auto transmission fluid it would have been most likely red in colour and smelt a bit funny and had a very thin feel to, as it it’s not oil but more of a Hydraulic fluid.
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Follow Up By: Dekard05 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 23:51

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 23:51
Thanks, was definately oil, will check the filter and sump plug tomorrow and see if it's still leaking.

Dekard
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Reply By: udm - Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:50

Sunday, Feb 05, 2006 at 21:50
Cant really recognize the pic, but oil does splash around a bit during a service, even worse in a diesel cause it´s black oil.
Just spray it with degreaser and rinse off. Then check it a couple days later.

Ulises
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 00:43

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 00:43
Take it back to who ever serviced it.
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 08:20

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 08:20
Truckster I am really starting to worry myself I am agreeing with you yet again.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 10:53

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 10:53
Its to be expected...

but we can fix that..

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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 11:39

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 11:39
Truckster we bet no go there big brother is watching.

All the best
Eric
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 12:21

Monday, Feb 06, 2006 at 12:21
Dang, nobody wants to :'(
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