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Old 25th November 2005
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Where are the most common places for oil leaks? - - 1995 900 SE 2.0 Turbo

I know in my car for example over the past few months I have noticed a few drops here and there (well everytime I park now)...looks like there are droplets coming off of the oil pan bolt, but there's oil all over the place underside areas of my car so I am having a hard time trying to isolate it.
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Primarily, the engine. It is full of the stuff.

OK, seriously. Valve (cam) cover gaskets are weak. Oil seepage there will eventually work its way down and cover everything. There is also a weak transmission shift linkage seal on our year that was eventually upgraded by Saab. Best thing to do is clean everywhere you can get to, engine and transmission. Use something like simple green, a bucket of hot water and a disposable stiff brush. You need to keep water away from the DI cassette. You can remove it first and triple bag and duct tape the connector too. Then you can pretty much hose it down with relative impunity. Once it is clean, check the engine every time you drive, top and bottom. Try to find out where any leak or leaks originate. Knowledge is power. The power to fix it.
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Oil pan Gasket. Engine valve seals. You probably need to steam clean your engine to determine where its leaking. Least that's what my mechanic told me.
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Makes sense, I'll give her a good scrub down
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Be careful if you steam clean. A lot of times this can lead to premature bearing failure in the pulleys. The place that seems most comon that is not really a "problem" is from the oil drain plug. My drain plug always leaks a bit, but not enough to need to add oil between 4000mile changes. I do usually top up a bit at 2000 anyway. I know that even though the oil is dripping, or really just seeping a bit from the drain plug, it does get blown all around while driving.
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If you have an oil leak from the drain plug, make sure you have the little copper compression washer on the drain plug. I know this is simple and you guys know this, but mine fell out while changing the oil, and I developed a little leak. Put the washer back in, and presto, no more leak.


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Originally Posted by ParaMedic_Saab
If you have an oil leak from the drain plug, make sure you have the little copper compression washer on the drain plug. I know this is simple and you guys know this, but mine fell out while changing the oil, and I developed a little leak. Put the washer back in, and presto, no more leak.


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I use a new one every change...still a leak.
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