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#2225989 - 01/26/11 07:51 PM oil all under my hood...anyone else have this?
tackleberry Offline
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so i saw a tiny drop under my car, i popped the hood and saw a mess of fluid sprayed all over the motor and hood.

looks like the fan sprayed oil all over the place? im almost certain that its oil as its brown in color.

i have no had any oil leaks on the ground tho....i cant see any leaks anywhere. could the oil cooler itself just be shot and leaking somewhere that i cant see it?

any help would be great, please look at photos.









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#2225996 - 01/26/11 07:57 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: tackleberry]
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I dont know but it looks bad

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#2226009 - 01/26/11 08:11 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: Dogslayer]
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Check your tranny lines. I had something similar like that happen to me. Had a hole in the line and it was spraying up.Start the car, open the hood and look around. Be careful. Hope it's minor... As for the previous persons input...Worthless!!
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#2226011 - 01/26/11 08:14 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: blazer]
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The fan is clean from the motor forward, The oil is from the FEAD area and looks like the fan did blow it all over.

I like that ^^ guys idea, Check the oil to make sure your up to the line then start the car and look.

how does it look under the crank and balancer ?
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#2226022 - 01/26/11 08:24 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: Rizzo]
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You've got leakage that is finding its way onto one or more pulleys, where it's getting sprayed around like a runny nose. First thing I'd be doing is verifying that it really is oil and not something else, like trans fluid from the cooler lines or the power steering pump.

It's hard to tell by those pics exactly where it's coming from, but there's only so many places for a leak to start at depending on what's leaking...
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#2226030 - 01/26/11 08:32 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: SPM]
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What color is your coolent? It could be a pinhole leak in the coolent line that's doing it.
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#2226037 - 01/26/11 08:38 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: P70_Owner]
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coolant is green.

i have been smelling coolant for a while, but never a leak and only smelled it when the fan turned on. meaning, if i ran the air cond all the time to have the fan running, i never smelled coolant because the temp of the car was always at 190-193 insted of 198-200 before the fan kicked in, and the drop on the ground looked greenish brown. only one drop never seen it before.

its really weird. i dont see any leaks along the FEAD line which is making me think its not coming from the motor. i did replace my oil cooler lines about 2 weeks ago. those are not leaking from anything i can see.
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#2226054 - 01/26/11 09:07 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: tackleberry]
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Just a shot in the dark, but I think you may have a pinhole leak in your radiator. I think the dirt from the fan and hood is turning it brown, but that's just a guess by the way the fan looks. Not too many things are directly in front of the fan, and seeing how the radiator is right there, that's what I'm betting on.
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#2226058 - 01/26/11 09:11 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: P70_Owner]
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thats what i was thinking first it was coolant, but the color threw me off. my oil is also about 500 miles past due and last i saw it was very dark. this stuff is kinda lighter brown.
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#2226090 - 01/26/11 09:46 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: tackleberry]
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^^^ lighter brown as in slightly rusty/dirty coolant..?
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#2226106 - 01/26/11 10:01 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: nba1341]
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What about the Water pump? when My Malibu's Water pump went, It di almost exactly that, the FEAD belt caused it to spray nasty orange Dex-Cool everywhere! I have no Idea where exactly it was leaking, but I could clearly see coolant coming off of the pulley. Your Engine bay looks like its covered in green, but that could just be the photos.

EDIT: Just looked at the photos again, there is definitely alot of green around the water pump pulley. I'd almost put money on it. As for why it looks brown on the hood, Its probably picking up grease from elsewhere under the hood.


Edited by BigMerc96 (01/26/11 10:06 PM)
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#2226131 - 01/26/11 10:36 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: BigMerc96]
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sounds like a pressure test is in order? anyone have a link with pics how to do it or is it as simple as putting the tester on where the rad cap goes and pump the tool til you see a leak at a specified pound level?
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#2226135 - 01/26/11 10:40 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: BigMerc96]
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 Originally Posted By: BigMerc96
What about the Water pump? when My Malibu's Water pump went, It di almost exactly that, the FEAD belt caused it to spray nasty orange Dex-Cool everywhere! I have no Idea where exactly it was leaking, but I could clearly see coolant coming off of the pulley. Your Engine bay looks like its covered in green, but that could just be the photos.

EDIT: Just looked at the photos again, there is definitely alot of green around the water pump pulley. I'd almost put money on it. As for why it looks brown on the hood, Its probably picking up grease from elsewhere under the hood.


here is a larger pic of the water pump

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#2226173 - 01/26/11 11:21 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: tackleberry]
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man up and taste it \:\)
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#2226197 - 01/26/11 11:50 PM Re: oil all under my hood...anyone else have this? [Re: Bangster]
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hahaha!! wont be the first time lol
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