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89 jeep leaks

crouchercroucher Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Jeep
Every time I park, ther's a small patch of engine oil just behind the left front wheel arch - is this anything to do with the breather pipe? Evrything else appears to be dry and this is the only thing remotely near it. Could something be blocked?

cheers

phil

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    alcanalcan Member Posts: 2,550
    There is no engine breather pipe. Engine crankcases are sealed to prevent the release of hydrocarbons to the atmosphere, and vented internally through the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system. Oil on the ground is caused by a leaking seal or gasket. Have it hoisted and look under it.
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    bobgailwbobgailw Member Posts: 3
    With 114,000 miles on my Subaru Outback, the rear engine seal and the front oil seal of the timing belt cover have failed. Is this common? What are your experiences with high milage Subarus? This is the first repairs I had to do on the vehicle.
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    sheila33sheila33 Member Posts: 2
    I have had the rear main seal, the pc valve and all of the other gaskets replaced. I'm still having a problem with oil. Now it is going into the breather. Does anyone have a clue what is with this '89 jeep and its oil problems? I love it and otherwise its a great vehicle. Now it has started cutting out when I stop. I think this is related to the breather(oil) problem but no one seems to know how to correct it. Any suggestions?
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    sheila33sheila33 Member Posts: 2
    I have had the rear main seal, the pc valve and all of the other gaskets replaced. I'm still having a problem with oil. Now oil is going into the breather. Does anyone have a clue what is with this '89 jeep and its oil problems? I love it and otherwise its a great vehicle. Now it has started cutting out when I stop. I think this is related to the breather(oil) problem but no one seems to know how to correct it. Any suggestions?
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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    The engine may not be ventilating properly, causing excessive crankcase pressure. You should have the crankcase ventilation system checked. You could also have excessive blow-by from engine wear....if you have to add oil frequently, you could be burning it.

    SUBARU---at 114,000 miles, things are wearing out and seals get hard and internal tolerances increase. It's fairly normal for a high mileage car to leak. Your car is reaching the last 25%-30% of its intended life, so this is how it goes in old age!. Your car may not be old in years, but it is in use. You might have your dealer or mechanic check the end play in the crankshaft...if there is excessive motion, you will wear out the new seals, too, and the only remedy would be a rebuild or at least an overhaul to tighten up engine bearing clearances.
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