i have an oil leak, again. it only leaks when the engine is running. it can sit on the drive for weeks with no oil spots, but crank it up and it will start dripping. its not crazy, but its enough to notice.
i recently, last year, pulled the engine out, to replace a rusted oil pan. while it was out i changed most of the gaskets and seals. the only one i didnt change was the rear main. due to needing a special tool i couldnt locate locally. i have a seal, but not the tool.
once back together everything was great but then after running for a short while, this leak started.
I suspect the rear main, since it appears to be leaking out the inspection cover, but its so hard to trace oil leaks down on this engine, since so many chanels and grooves oil can work down before finally becoming visible.
since it only leaks when running, i dont think the oil pan seal is bad.
if i have to pull the tranny and change it, i will, trans needs pulling anyway since also leaking. (gotta love it) but sourcing the tool is hard.
but looking for other suggestions. since i started researching on here and suddenly not sure.
turbo pedastal? maybe? i did replace the o-rings but i know it is tricky to get the turbo back on and not disturb the seals.
anything else anyone can suggest? since its only leaking when engine is running, it does eliminate a lot of the usual suspects...
just want to eliminate the easy fixes first before taking on the rear main. also anyone know if you can get this tool or is it only really at dealers?