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P0300, P0301 and Oil leaking

Old 06-20-2012, 07:26 PM
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Unhappy Oil leak from the engine

I got oil leaking from the engine while it is turned on. Don't know what it is, i got picture for your guys to take a look at down below. The car sounds pretty bad when i turn it on now. Growling a lot and missfires like hell. The thing i am worrying about is the leakage, can anyone give me some information on what to do?

Car has around 55k miles on it its a manual 238hp 2004 model, never had any major issues until now.

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:00 PM
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If the oil leak is not from the pan or the oil lines, but from the block itself then it's bad news. You need to pinpoint that leak.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:50 PM
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So after some time of wiping oil and searching for the leak we found out that it is leaking from crank pullies..

Here is a photo of the thing that i am talking about. The photo is not mine, i am just using it to show where the oil coming out of.


So how screwed am i?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:11 PM
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any one with some info on this?

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:31 PM
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Still needing help!
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front seal
much of a trouble to change the front seal my self?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:02 AM
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i dont think you could do it but i could be wrong. ive never had to change it but im pretty sure thats what it is. pm slvrstreak. he has the same problem on his sc8
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yep front seal
I'm changing mine next weekend
supposedly not supposed to be that difficult...we shall see
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thanks slvr. i just wanted someone with the same problem to confirm.

op theres a thread that lists the codes
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in the meantime keep your RPMs low
I've never replaced one personally but, I believe you just take off the pulley and its right there
but beware the thrush bearing right behind it
quick search led to this thread...might provide further light
https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.p...ght=front+seal

someone more experienced with this chime in
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thanks guys

Slvrstreak, have you changed yours already?
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