2005 Cooper S Oil Leak - Travels the length of the car? - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Faults & Fixes > First Generation Faults & Fixes


First Generation Faults & Fixes MINI faults and fixes 2001 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MCS Engine noise when cold CBCooper Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2341 Jul 6th, 2014 04:23 PM
New 14 plate Mini Cooper SD Coupe Nightmare Kickboxkel Welcome New Members 6 May 21st, 2014 10:06 AM
2006 Mini Cooper S, oil leak UKGray First Generation MINI Cooper 6 Jan 19th, 2014 10:01 PM
Low Oil Pressure - Filter Debris in Oil System??!! MissMac General Discussion 5 Apr 1st, 2013 10:23 AM
URGENT - HELP/ADVICE NEEDED FOR R56 Mini Cooper S 2007 LadyUK Second Generation MINI Cooper S 18 Oct 23rd, 2012 06:29 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 03:04 AM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 24
Local Time: 01:45 AM
Canada
2005 Cooper S Oil Leak - Travels the length of the car?

As described in the title, I appear to have a rather aggressive oil leak. First thoughts were the front crankcase seal, which involved removing the crankcase pulley (harmonic damper?).

Replaced that, but found it suspicious at the lack of oil inside the pulley itself for this to be the issue. Cleaned up the car as best as I can, in an effort to now retrace a leak.

What else leaks from the front that could travel such a way? It's mainly concentrated on the crankcase side of the engine, but my wishbone is getting coated too. Any help would be most appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Jun 2nd, 2014, 06:58 AM
MINI2 Premium Member
MINI2 Master
Offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,088
Local Time: 04:45 AM
United Kingdom Male
Oil can be blown out at any seal or gasket if the engine crankcase breather system isnt clear, the pressure will find the weakest point and get out from there taking oil with it
Check the engines breather hoses are all clear and not deteriorated and maybe collapsed inside?
Excess crankcase pressure can be caused by a worn engine too with combustion gasses getting by the rings.

If you cant see directly where the leak is coming from, clean the underside down as best you can, or steam clean it, and park the car on a sheet of cardboard after a run to get an idea where the drips coming from.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MCS Engine noise when cold CBCooper Second Generation Faults & Fixes 2341 Jul 6th, 2014 04:23 PM
New 14 plate Mini Cooper SD Coupe Nightmare Kickboxkel Welcome New Members 6 May 21st, 2014 10:06 AM
2006 Mini Cooper S, oil leak UKGray First Generation MINI Cooper 6 Jan 19th, 2014 10:01 PM
Low Oil Pressure - Filter Debris in Oil System??!! MissMac General Discussion 5 Apr 1st, 2013 10:23 AM
URGENT - HELP/ADVICE NEEDED FOR R56 Mini Cooper S 2007 LadyUK Second Generation MINI Cooper S 18 Oct 23rd, 2012 06:29 PM

» Recent Threads
Tow Hitch for '13 Roadster
Feb 17th, 2014 05:56 AM
Last post by dalboyne
Yesterday 10:18 PM
19 Replies, 2,976 Views
What type of person drives a MCS
Oct 27th, 2006 02:14 PM
by popey
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:35 PM
83 Replies, 4,378 Views
Times, they are a changing, or not.
Oct 29th, 2014 11:02 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:32 PM
2 Replies, 264 Views
mini one 2008 cigarette lighter fuse?!
Yesterday 12:12 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:18 PM
1 Replies, 153 Views
F56 how to get constant power from passenger side fuse box
Yesterday 12:18 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:13 PM
1 Replies, 214 Views
The Importance of Winter Wiper Blades and Glass Treatment
Yesterday 12:32 PM
by CARiD
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:11 PM
1 Replies, 159 Views
Thinking about another Mini
Yesterday 11:56 AM
by ZR 900
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 07:10 PM
1 Replies, 192 Views
R53 Intermittent starting issue and ticking
Yesterday 06:53 PM
Last post by liquidsk8s
Yesterday 07:06 PM
1 Replies, 116 Views
R56 transmission problems
Yesterday 04:18 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:58 PM
2 Replies, 118 Views
2015 Countryman
Oct 30th, 2014 09:15 PM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:12 PM
3 Replies, 272 Views
Advice on labour charge for fast fix....
Yesterday 10:48 AM
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 06:08 PM
6 Replies, 214 Views
How can I remove the bonnet lining?
Yesterday 12:26 PM
by gnjames
Last post by The Nun
Yesterday 05:58 PM
3 Replies, 175 Views
Thinking about buying a 09 Mini Cooper S
Yesterday 05:16 AM
by JNH2358
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 04:37 PM
1 Replies, 258 Views
bolt on bhp
Oct 30th, 2014 04:08 PM
Last post by Caveman
Yesterday 04:29 PM
4 Replies, 355 Views
Issue with mini 2005 convertible roof
Oct 29th, 2014 03:16 PM
by boppu
Last post by burnstar
Yesterday 05:12 AM
5 Replies, 509 Views
IMPORTANT. Have you had a power steering pump failure? Please vote YES or NO!!!
Jan 22nd, 2004 11:45 AM
by waynef
Last post by jowev
Oct 30th, 2014 10:28 PM
1,112 Replies, 338,167 Views
Fitting a Bugaboo in a Mini Cooper 2011
Oct 30th, 2014 02:37 PM
Last post by nidawaseem
Oct 30th, 2014 02:37 PM
0 Replies, 250 Views
New comer with some questions..
Oct 29th, 2014 01:31 AM
by mcoop
Last post by davidscott
Oct 30th, 2014 11:47 AM
3 Replies, 437 Views
H7r vs factory xenon
Oct 30th, 2014 10:59 AM
by Nickgo
Last post by Nickgo
Oct 30th, 2014 10:59 AM
0 Replies, 190 Views
Central locking problem Locks then unlocks straight away
Oct 29th, 2014 02:45 PM
by Skitos
Last post by heathwebbo
Oct 30th, 2014 07:12 AM
2 Replies, 298 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:45 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2