Engine oil leak

Mitsubishi Delica L400 production commenced in 1994 -- After much anticipation, the L400 arrived on Canadian Soil in 2009!
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Engine oil leak

Postby miketown » Mon May 21, 2018 10:45 am

Hi! Looking to buy a 2002 V6 Space Gear and the shop I took it to for an inspection found a small engine oil leak (not dripping on the ground). The leak can be seen when laying down behind the driver-side wheel.

Hoping someone can help me shed some light on where this leak could be coming from. I talked to a few mechanics and they said it's most likely the valve cover gasket but said they couldn't be sure until they looked into it further, which is making me a little nervous. Seems to me the valve cover is nowhere near the leak. Could it be another gasket?

Any help is much appreciated!
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Engine oil leak

Postby MardyDelica » Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 am

valve cover gasket is gone.
best way to change spark plug also , & complete ignition wire
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Engine oil leak

Postby miketown » Sat May 26, 2018 6:17 am

Thanks for your help Mardy. I ended up buying another Delica (I may have to take a trip to come see you for some maintenance and repairs soon, i'll send you an email)


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