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Old 08-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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possible oil leak?

Hello i got a 2007 hhr while under it today on the passenger side near front looks like oil leak right under the plastic housing covering the front of the engine side ,i have check the oil level and it is right on the mark.I let car sit for awhile before checking but seems like were the air condition compressor sits and also were the drain plug is and back ..also had the oil change two weeks ago ..My air works great so im not sure what is period ..the engine runs good no problems water temp stays at 190 when warm out side ,radiator fluid up to level ,just wondering if compressor is leaking oil or something,by the way the car has 165.000 on her ...any input would help trying to up load pics
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I have remained confused! Plastic housing passenger side underneath the car?

Are you sure it's oil? There could be condensate from the A/C lines, which could mean an A/C service visit.
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Hello i got a 2007 hhr while under it today on the passenger side near front looks like oil leak right under the plastic housing covering the front of the engine side ,i have check the oil level and it is right on the mark.I let car sit for awhile before checking but seems like were the air condition compressor sits and also were the drain plug is and back ..also had the oil change two weeks ago ..My air works great so im not sure what is period ..the engine runs good no problems water temp stays at 190 when warm out side ,radiator fluid up to level ,just wondering if compressor is leaking oil or something,by the way the car has 165.000 on her ...any input would help trying to up load pics

I advise that you check all you fluid levels to make sure that everything is where it needs to be. If you not opposed you might want to take it into a dealership to be diagnosed.

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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yes the plastic cover on the passenger were you can remove it like your changing the serpentine belt ,so did some searching on the ecotec motor and in that area were i see it is likely camshaft seal common leak on or motors.. Must been sometime and leaks slowly ..
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With the mileage you have, are you using a Hi-Mileage engine oil ?

They have additives to help with seals & etc..
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Well i had use dino oil for sometime and switch to synthetic blend my last oil change hoping to help other then that she got 165.000 miles and engine runs great.. I would like to find out what is involve to fix it as far as repair,anybody has any insight let me know...
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I still have not figured out what you are talking about! Are there a puddles under the car or just random spots under the hood?

The cam shafts are at the top of the engine no seals, the only "cam shaft" looking seal is on the other end of the engine and is part of the valve cover gasket. The A/C compressor lives under the alternator. What "drain plug" are you talking about?

I am confused, and I give up. I may try again when the translation algorithms get better.
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Did you have the leak BEFORE you switched to Syn-Blend ?
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hurst2001: If possible,take somes pictures and post them up. Without being able to see what you're talking about, We folks on this forum would just be making a wild guess.
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