[MSCW list] oil leak

Terri Benton tbenton
Mon Jan 17 14:32:45 CET 2011


Alistair,

That's was a great sanity check and I thank you!

Terri

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Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 12:09:35 -0500
From: Alistair Bell <badalbell at verizon.net>
To: mscw at mscw1.com
Subject: [MSCW list] Oil Leak
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I think if you only drive 2000 miles a year and it only drips a little, I
wouldn't do a thing. Even if it uses a quart every 500 miles,, thats only
$10-20 to keep it going all year. Any repair is going to be far in excess of
that.
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>   1. Oil issues 1988 RX 7 (Terri Benton)
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> From: "Terri Benton" <tbenton at comcast.net>
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> Subject: [MSCW list] Oil issues 1988 RX 7
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> I have an '88 RX vert with 118K. Its my 4th RX and  has been such a great
> car I have never felt the urge to get another.  For the first time in its
> life I found spots of oil in the garage months ago.  I know that most
older
> cars do a bit of that but it got a little worse so I took it in. They
found
> several leaks and decided to treat them in order of severity. Replaced oil
> cooler lines and oil metering pump. The cleaned the entire undercarriage
> too. Told me to watch for more spots and bring it back in about 6 months
and
> let them inspect. Might have to change oil pan gasket and possibly rear
> seal....argh!  Well....there are still quarter size spots under the car
but
> that's all. I just wondered what you guys think about this.  Obviously it
> cost a lot for what I already had done but Malloy has always treated me
> 'gently and fairly'. I know dealer labor is high but with this type of
> problem I really had no other place to take it. The car has never had any
> problems...just the usual age/usage related replacements like
> brakes/tires/clutch. I am retired now and barely put 2000 miles  year on
it.
> 
> FYI....months ago I asked this forum about the 'burnt' smell coming from
the
> engine area after I drove the car. We thought it was gas and some of you
> told me where to look  but now I know it was oil. The smell is GONE now.
> 
> Looking for comments/suggestions and thanks
> 
> 
> Terri
> '88 Red Vert
> MMMM
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