Rear main seal oil leak

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  1. Squirrelsmith

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    Im very depressed with this discovery. Gonna put some at205 stop leak in there for the time being. Im aware how big of job it is to fix. Im in a dark place
     
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    iamdub Hold on... Lemme overthink this for a bit...

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    It's not that big a deal. Or is it? How badly is it leaking?
     
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    Dropped a nice big spot on my carport today. Might have filled the palm of your hand
     
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    Are you sure it’s the rear main? There are places above that area that are known to leak.
     
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    Im not sure of anything
    I'll put some uv dye in my oil to make sure
     
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    What places?
     
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    I’m not that familiar with the OBS but Im sure others will chime in. Valve covers, oil pressure sensor, oil cooler lines come to mind at least on NBS.
     
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    iamdub Hold on... Lemme overthink this for a bit...

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    Grab a few cans of SuperTech brake cleaner from Walmart. It's cheap and works great. Get some goggles and preferably also a face shield. Spray off everything that's wet with oil. I like to blow dry it with the compressor. Let it run for a bit or a day if it's a normal slow leak, then look for the origination spots.
     
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    that sounds good
     

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