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Old 03-31-2010, 10:49 PM
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if you've cleaned it all off, it should be pretty easy to locate were the leake is comming from.. im off tommorw (thursday) i can swing by and pinpoint your leak for you if you'd like. just let me know were you live so i can swing by.. odds are its just one leak and looks like several.

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just an idea put some UV die in the oil and get a black light and you'll find your leak for sure thats what i did for mine...
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if you've cleaned it all off, it should be pretty easy to locate were the leake is comming from.. im off tommorw (thursday) i can swing by and pinpoint your leak for you if you'd like. just let me know were you live so i can swing by.. odds are its just one leak and looks like several.

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Throw some baby powder on the clean engine and watch to see where oil "grows."
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Throw some baby powder on the clean engine and watch to see where oil "grows."
I like that idea. Unfortuantly it just started snowing down here. So this may ave to wait until the storm passes I really need to get parts in route.
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I like that idea. Unfortuantly it just started snowing down here. So this may ave to wait until the storm passes I really need to get parts in route.
I'll wager it's the front crank seal and/or the power steering O-ring.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:46 AM
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From your picture, it looks like the oil pump O ring. See how clean it is around where the oil pump cover mates to the timing cover in the corner. and it is dirty to the right of the corner.
But the 3 places it will leak is the oil pump cover, crank seal and the crank sensor.
Yes the crank sensor seal can not be replaced with out replacing the sensor(Toyota does not sell the seal seperatly, a $120 O ring).
While I have tried several things to fix this oil leak at the sensor. As long as the noise of the truck is level or up hill, you will not loose any oil out the hole if you try to repair it. I have taken the sensor out and clean it real well with Brake parts cleaner. Then used the black FIPG on both side of the seal, do not be stingy with it. Do not get any on the sensor face. Clean hole real well with brake parts cleaner. Bolt part in allow a couple of hours for the FIPG to set up(it will skim in 15 min), you want it to cure real well before you put crank case pressure or oil on it.
This has worked well on several applications where the sensor still is working and is cheap, compared to the price of the sensor.
Other products that I would think would work as well, The Right Stuff, Copper RTV by permetex.
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:56 PM
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Well I hit the car was another time today without the splash guard in the way.

Kevin, I tried your baby powder trick. Had no luck getting the powder up on to the engine but if I spring an oil leak today it should be easy to track it down on me.

Robbie, I kind of see where you are talking about but I hope these new pictures confirm it in your mind. Then engine is much cleaner now, for the moment anyway.

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:10 PM
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The drip off the Oil cover is a dead give away. Beside even if it was the crank seal, you would be mad to not change out the oil pump seal while the crank was off. I do not believe it is the cranks sensor at this time.
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Old 04-01-2010, 07:19 PM
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Robbie, should I do the crank seal while I'm there? Or is that not worth messing with? Thanks for your help.
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