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Reasons for Mini Crank Seal Oil Leak from Certified Mechanics in Walnut Creek

Reasons for Mini Crank Seal Oil Leak from Certified Mechanics in Walnut Creek

Are you experiencing an oil leak through the crank seal in your Mini? Minis that have gathered mileage have a greater tendency to develop oil leaks as their crankshaft seals wear down and break. This could happen for a variety of reasons. A crank seal is attached to the front of the engine. Its purpose is to seal the end of the crankshaft together with the timing cover. It is usually made of metal and rubber or silicone. The seal is a simple component with a very important purpose. It keeps oil from leaking outside the crankcase. As the crankshaft rotates, it tosses a lot of oil around the crankcase. The crank seal keeps this oil intact, avoiding leaking outside the crankcase. In the event the seal has failed, the oil will leak out of the crankcase, leading to serious damage to your engine. The following are familiar ... read more

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Mini Repair

Major Cases of IMS Bearing Failure in your Porsche

Major Cases of IMS Bearing Failure in your Porsche

Porsches are susceptible to intermediate shaft bearing failure due to a couple of factors. The InterMediate Shaft (IMS) is a geared shaft that passes through the engine and extends out the front and back. Its job is to leverage the mechanical rotation of the engine's crankshaft to drive the camshafts on either side of the engine via those gears. IMS bearing failure disturbs cam timing, forcing pistons and valves to clash, resulting in shattered valves, smashed pistons, and other engine damage in the worst-case scenario. Before fully delving into the causes of this problem, let's highlight some early warning signs that show that your Porsche's IMS bearing is nearing its demise. Possible early warning signs ●      An oil leak coming from the engi ... read more

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Porsche Repair
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