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Today replaced water pump , turbo filter and engine oil and filter and serpentine  belt . But noticed I have a very mucky engine on front and down each side in timing case area but my front cam plug leaking . That's one and 2 is the top cover but only weaping slightly . But the worst one is front underneath on the 4 poster . Its leaking above the starter motor in oil . Defently not diesel. Can the gasket go on the fpl and leak oil and also my alternator is oily too , probably looks worse than is due to not been washed off ever under there and mixed with the dirt . 

Anh suggestions to how tackle these leaks ? Yes do top cover and cam plug first and while in there will do the injector loom . But regarding the others , any pointers please ? 

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You might find the other leaks are just residual oil that has run down from the top of the engine, it doesn't take much oil to spread and look like a lot, I'd cure the leaks up top then clean the lower oil stains away with brake disc degreaser spray and engine degreaser and then see where you are.

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That's the idea . I dont like the look of changing the fpr  .  The oil over the alternator could well be oil from the front camshaft seal dripping down . 

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changing the FPR is easier than changing the starter or the clutch as a knock on effect of the FPR leaking, the oil from around the front cam plug is efficiently spread around the engine bay by the viscous fan, so i would change the front cover which is a push in job & then jetwash the engine bay with some degreaser

 

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2 hours ago, RedLineMike said:

changing the FPR is easier than changing the starter or the clutch as a knock on effect of the FPR leaking, the oil from around the front cam plug is efficiently spread around the engine bay by the viscous fan, so i would change the front cover which is a push in job & then jetwash the engine bay with some degreaser

 

I was told the fpr doesnt leak oil just fuel . Can you confirm it can leak oil and I'm guessing just remove and fit a new tin gasket ? 

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9 hours ago, Matt2e0fgx said:

I was told the fpr doesnt leak oil just fuel . Can you confirm it can leak oil and I'm guessing just remove and fit a new tin gasket ? 

it omly leaks fuel. but with the oily residue around your engine it ends up looking a oily mess,

normaly they leak through the pressure regulator itself rather than the tin gasket,

 

So,

 

id change the cam plug & jetwash the **** off the engine & see where it leaks next

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