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Old 11-15-2010, 10:32 PM
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Default oil leak on front of engine

I had to change the engine on wife's S60 after it spun a rod bearing. I got another engine and had the block honed, crank polished and valve job hopefully to avoid problems after putting the motor back in the car. Got the engine started, 80lbs of oil pressure at idle, everything sounded good. I look at the timing belt and there is a pretty good oil spray on everything. Will the vvt leak oil on the timing belt? The intake seal looks dry, new oil pump and seal so that is the only original part on the motor. Thank you for any advice.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:56 PM
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i would take off the front timing cover clean off all the oil put on the crank pully and crank up the engine then watch for the leak but it sounds like the oil pump seal
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:10 PM
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check the front cam seals main leaking problem also the vvt hub has a seal may also leak but will also be taken off if seals need replace.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:36 PM
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Thanks for the reply. I got ahead of myself and started taking it apart. Like you said the only logical thing to do is clean it up and try to see where it's leaking. The joy of it starting was short lived. Although I've got this timing mark thing down cold. The new oil pump came with the seal installed but, it could have gotten damaged. This was more like an oil spray than a seal dripping but, I don't know how much pressure is on the cam seals.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:34 PM
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Default Oil leak on front of engine.

Ya'll were correct. Cleaned up the mess and ran the engine briefly. Oil is coming from the seal on the oil pump. I know I oiled the seal before I put the pump on but I may not have pulled it up evenly. I need to make sure the crank doesn't have a rough spot. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:34 PM

2001, belt, cover, engine, front, hub, leak, leaking, main, oil, s60, seal, timing, volvo, vvt

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