My Car Leaks Everywhere Possible
Forums at Modded Mustangs
Home Register FAQ Members List Calendar Timeslips Blogs Garage Gallery Auto Loans Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow


Go Back   Forums at Modded Mustangs > Mustang Forums > Modular Mustangs > 99 - 04

ModdedMustangs.com is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old February 16th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #1
Discipline.
 
LZREDGT's Avatar
 
2005 Mustang GT
Don't Know
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wherever I May Roam
Posts: 1,003
LZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the rough
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

My Car Leaks Everywhere Possible


It's starting to piss me off. The fucking thing only has 50k miles and the differential leaks, the tranny has always leaked, and now the passenger side of the engine is leaking oil. The differential and transmission aren't much cause for concern. But the engine is irritating. I'm not going to fix it until it starts to leak so bad the dip stick actually shows a decrease in oil between the period of oil changes, which will hopefully not happen within the next 4 years and 30k miles of me owning it. I finally got the car to the point where I can autocross the hell out of it, daily drive it, and take it on trips. If all these little leaks turn into something big later on I'm gonna be even more pissed. Every time the car is on a lift I can see something dripping off of the transmission, the rear end is always moist, and the passenger side of the engine block is now wet all of the time. I can't wait to have a Mustang that I can drive the piss out of on the weekends and not put daily wear and tear on. I love my car, but fuck this is annoying.
__________________
Live your life, it's not complicated.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 16th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #2
Regular
 
Mootang's Avatar
 
2001 Mustang GT
not sure...
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 208
Mootang is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

If there isnt a noticeable drop on the dipstick in between oil changes dont sweat the oil leak.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #3
Enthusiast
 
2001 mustang GT
12.67@110.34
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Davenport, Florida
Posts: 994
kennyGT is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to kennyGT
Default

Originally Posted by Mootang View Post
If there isnt a noticeable drop on the dipstick in between oil changes dont sweat the oil leak.
unless you want to go to the track.
__________________
07 GT/CS manual - STOCK
88 LX automatic-SOLD
01 GT manual-UNDER CONSTRUCTION
97 GT automatic-SOLD
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #4
Discipline.
 
LZREDGT's Avatar
 
2005 Mustang GT
Don't Know
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wherever I May Roam
Posts: 1,003
LZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the rough
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by Mootang View Post
If there isnt a noticeable drop on the dipstick in between oil changes dont sweat the oil leak.
Yeah that's what I keep telling myself. I've always put 6 quarts of oil in, so even with a leak it should still be fine. The thought of an oil leak is still uneasy though. It really wouldn't be a big deal unless I can start to smell it all the time, see it smoking down the road every day, or the oil level gets low.
__________________
Live your life, it's not complicated.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5
Regular
 
Mootang's Avatar
 
2001 Mustang GT
not sure...
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 208
Mootang is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by kennyGT View Post
unless you want to go to the track.
If its just seeping that wont matter will it? ive never been to the track
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6
Discipline.
 
LZREDGT's Avatar
 
2005 Mustang GT
Don't Know
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wherever I May Roam
Posts: 1,003
LZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the rough
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by Mootang View Post
If its just seeping that wont matter will it? ive never been to the track
With how little mine is seeping I don't think it would be noticeable unless the car sat in the same spot for an hour or more... then there might be one or two drops on the ground.
__________________
Live your life, it's not complicated.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 07:19 PM   #7
Regular
 
M_Canole03's Avatar
 
2003 Mustang GT
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 65
M_Canole03 will become famous soon enough
iTrader: 1 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by LZREDGT View Post
With how little mine is seeping I don't think it would be noticeable unless the car sat in the same spot for an hour or more... then there might be one or two drops on the ground.
If I were you I would hit the bottom of the engine with carb cleaner and wipe it all down. Drive it for a little while and put it back on the lift so you can really see where the oil is actually leaking from. It could be just the oil pan or something which isint as bad as maybe a valve cover gasket. The rear end is an easy fix if you just take off the cover plate to the diff and re-seal it so long as its not bent. It gives you a chance to throw some fresh oil in as well. It could aslso just be the tranny or motor leaking back on the diff as you drive.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #8
Harvester of Sorrow
 
WickedSnake00's Avatar
 
404-car not found
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Freakin' cornfields, Columbus, IN
Posts: 17,015
WickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond reputeWickedSnake00 has a reputation beyond repute
iTrader: 1 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by M_Canole03 View Post
If I were you I would hit the bottom of the engine with carb cleaner and wipe it all down. Drive it for a little while and put it back on the lift so you can really see where the oil is actually leaking from.
Protip: Clean it off, then hit it with some white spray paint. That will make spotting it even easier.

They actually paint marine engines all white for just that reason.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #9
Discipline.
 
LZREDGT's Avatar
 
2005 Mustang GT
Don't Know
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wherever I May Roam
Posts: 1,003
LZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the roughLZREDGT is a jewel in the rough
iTrader: 0 reviews
Default

Originally Posted by WickedSnake00 View Post
Protip: Clean it off, then hit it with some white spray paint. That will make spotting it even easier.

They actually paint marine engines all white for just that reason.
Thanks for all of the suggestions guys. I'm just gonna let it go for now. I've bothered my friend enough lately with the lift at his work and such. Like I said, the oil leak won't be a big deal until I start losing oil enough to make a difference on the dipstick, or someone at autocross notices something and tells me to get it fixed; it's really not that bad yet though so I just need to stop fretting. Thanks again.
__________________
Live your life, it's not complicated.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 16th, 2013, 11:26 PM   #10
Disturbin' The Peace
 
4.6DreameR's Avatar
 
2002 SVT Lightning
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Round Rock / San Marcos
Posts: 3,826
4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold4.6DreameR is a splendid one to behold
iTrader: 10 reviews
Default

Oil pan gasket is common on these cars. Pain to replace....
__________________
2002 Lightning
2003 Mustang GT-Sold
Originally Posted by L
In the 21st century, information is power, to where any human being can learn how to do anything with the touch of a button. With that the most powerful thing a person can do is share ideas and information.
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 17th, 2013, 12:07 AM   #11
Mustang Enthusiast
 
sick_2v's Avatar
 
2003 Mustang GT
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 214
sick_2v is on a distinguished road
iTrader: 1 reviews
Default

My Car Leaks Everywhere Possible


Originally Posted by 4.6DreameR View Post
Oil pan gasket is common on these cars. Pain to replace....
Mine leaks a little from the oil pan!


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old February 17th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #12
MM Fanatic
 
Froush's Avatar
 
2002 Mustang
11.47@130
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Owosso, Mi
Posts: 4,206
Froush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud ofFroush has much to be proud of
iTrader: 8 reviews
Default

Go buy some gaskets and replace stuff. The differential would be an easy fix. Trans and engine id have to see it. Like everyone else said. Jack it up and wipe everything down. Leave it on jack stands and let it run for 10-15 minutes. Put some cardboard under there to see where about it drips. And then search for it. Thats about all you can do. Most likely its a gasket but it could be something as little as a bolt not being tightened all the way
__________________
"Happiness is being blown and stroked at the same time"
V6 => vt 302 stroker 580hp/571tq running out of fuel at 5500 rpms.
My Build Thread click link
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums...shs-build.html


Laser Red Crew #3
  Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:55 PM.
Modded Mustangs is ©2005-2008, All Rights Reserved, And is Not Affiliated with Ford Motor Company.
Forum is powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Ent. Ltd. & SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2 ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.

powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Ent. Ltd.