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post #16 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2015
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thanks for the post and its attention to detail, it is super helpful. Just an alternate method, I found out taking off the splashguard completely gave me enough room with my hands to take all 3 bolts off so I didn't have to touch the compressor. saves you taking the wheel off but you have to mess around with more of those stupid plastic clips
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thanks for the post and its attention to detail, it is super helpful. Just an alternate method, I found out taking off the splashguard completely gave me enough room with my hands to take all 3 bolts off so I didn't have to touch the compressor. saves you taking the wheel off but you have to mess around with more of those stupid plastic clips
Wish I had checked the forum before I paid someone to do it. He only charged 150 but I could have done it myself. Good write up
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I think I have this issue, but I don't know if it's the that gsket or the header gasket. Is there a way to tell? I put oil in the engine and it gets leaks until a certain level sometimes and then it gets stable....
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nice wright up
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I think I have this issue, but I don't know if it's the that gsket or the header gasket. Is there a way to tell? I put oil in the engine and it gets leaks until a certain level sometimes and then it gets stable....
Header gasket won't leak oil. It will leak exhaust and you will hear it.
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How much oil are you putting in ?
You say it leaks untill a certain level and then stops. What "level" are you speaking of?

Some things are better left unsaid, which I generally realize right after I have said them.
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I think he may have meant head gasket

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I think you may be right.

Some things are better left unsaid, which I generally realize right after I have said them.
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Header gasket won't leak oil. It will leak exhaust and you will hear it.
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How much oil are you putting in ?
You say it leaks untill a certain level and then stops. What "level" are you speaking of?
The oil level and I'm glad you told me this. Other than oil my car doesn't leak anything, I think the auto mechanic was trying to exploit the flaw in my engine but I think I'd know if the header gasket was leaking. To be honest I think I may have just put too much oil in the car. I got a low oil warning about a week ago, so I put a quart in there and nothing has leak out since...I may just change the gasket anyway since the car's an 07' just to keep it in tip top shape...

Thank you so much for this post.

And yes I meant the head gasket. But I think this may be the issue as well...
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I tried looking at youtube for a video but couldn't find one then I found this. We'll done, not one issue and relatively simple procedure!! Thanks, well done.
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I changed my gasket about 3 months ago and I am still finding oil leaks, does anyone know if there are there any other common possible culprits that it could be?
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Oil pan

Some things are better left unsaid, which I generally realize right after I have said them.
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I need to check mine. My cars been dripping oil. I took it to get the oil changed instead of doing it myself back around November and they said the oil pan gasket was bad that's why it was dripping. Bought the gasket like two months ago just haven't had time to change it. I'll be sure to check this as well.


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An alternate method

I have done a couple of these, did one this morning, but I found it easier to remove the exhaust manifold. It comes out without too much trouble and then you have a wide open shot to the oil filter base. To remove the manifold, 1st remove both heat shields covering the manifold and the crossover pipe, loosen the heater hose tubes below the throttle body to get room to remove the heat shield. Also remove the torque strut closest to the front of the engine, along with the vertical bracket it attaches to. You can now unbolt and remove the manifold and have easy access to the oil filter base.
If you want even more room, take the radiator fan out also!
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Great Job The write up help me fix my 2008 oil leak
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I really enjoyed your write-up, having just done this job on my car I wanted to add there exist several videos however:

1. Like you I found the best method is to remove the belt (and thus coolant reservoir), and the wheel too.
Some videos claim it's not necessary but you have so much more room to work with.

2. Personally if I ever do this job again I will order the oil sensor in addition to the gasket, because of the size of the job I believe it best to replace both especially since you'll have the adapter in your hands and it's a simple matter.
You might be able to inspect it after cleaning but mine was so covered in filth I just went ahead and replaced it.

3. I got to most of this from under the front bumper, other than the part with the compressor.
It helps to have some light so you can see the adapter, it's a whole lot easier once you get a good look at it.
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