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dave66



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Leaking fluid Reply with quote

I need someones advice.........On a daily basis, I am finding drops of fluid underneath my motor. It is more of a oil/gas mixture. Where is it coming from? What is it? And what are some of the possible causes????? And lastly, what can I do to stop the leak????

Thanks
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Bad Bug Two



Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Posts: 93
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't you realize that bugs don't leak.... they just mark their territory!

Laughing

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dave66



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:24 am    Post subject: Tes they do! Reply with quote

Laughing Aint that the truth!
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 422
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, seriously, if you think it is gas or part gas, DO NOT DRIVE IT!
1) the obvious fire hazard, 2) if the carb has been leaking into the engine to the point it has contaminated the oil, it will destroy the bearings.
Check the oil on the dipstick, if it's higher than it should be or it smells like fuel, you need to change the oil immediately.
Sometimes the float valve will let fuel run into the engine when it not running. Particularly if the front of the car is higher than the back. As to where it's leaking, just look for it. If your engine is so greasy that it looks oily everywhere, we're onto a different subject.
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dave66



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Greasy Reply with quote

Underneath the engine is completely gummed up with grease oil. What does that mean?
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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have a grease,oil leak from somewhere.

Possibilities:
Main seal
pushrod tube(s)
case
oil cooler
oil strainer plate
Transmision
pulley blow by excessive
Oil sender
Fuel pump
Gen stand
oil filler
Jugs
Valve covers
Oil Pump

Oh, definitely listen to what Onebadbug says. If you have gas leaking, you will eventually have a VERY bad day, if you have gas in your oil, that's another story as well.
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 422
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that's ONEBADBUG, all caps, cause I'm intense!
Cool
I don't mean to be a wiseass, but I didn't respond at first because asking why a bug leaks oil is like asking where a bear poops. There's too many possibilities. Maybe run over to Custom VW and ask him. I'm still not guite sure you're serious.
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Mr Bs Bug N Buggy



Joined: 06 Aug 2007
Posts: 104
Location: Spokane Valley, Wa

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ONEBADBUG wrote:
Hey, that's ONEBADBUG, all caps, cause I'm intense!
Cool
I don't mean to be a wiseass, but I didn't respond at first because asking why a bug leaks oil is like asking where a bear poops. There's too many possibilities. Maybe run over to Custom VW and ask him. I'm still not guite sure you're serious.


I read it when it first hit, I didn't respond for the same reason.... Wink

Besides the fact I thought it would take me an hour to type all the possibilities.... Shocked

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wheezzy



Joined: 07 Feb 2009
Posts: 236

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you got yourself a Volkswagen
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Bad Bug Two



Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Posts: 93
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:32 am    Post subject: Same here Reply with quote

That's why I also didn't make a real list.

The list of why they don't leak is shorter!

Laughing

The only bug that doesn't leak.... has no oil in it!

Shocked

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shakajava



Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 48
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats so funny all mine leak as well. I think they will not leak when you replace all the engine gaskets. I know that worked with my old Volvos.
WAIT!! I don't think there are any engine gaskets with an aircooled. Do the heads have engine head gaskets??

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