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post #1 of 12 Old 06-05-2013, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Carbon Covered?

Happened to look under my car today to notice the bottom of my oil pan kinda looked alittle dark like carbon covered?? is this normal?? I have 13k on it, no leaks from what I can see

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anyone see this on theres while changing the oil??

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anyone see this on theres while changing the oil??

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I would suspect the crank seal and that it is blowing back on to the pan and getting baked on with a smattering of dirt....

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I would suspect the crank seal and that it is blowing back on to the pan and getting baked on with a smattering of dirt....
is that common, im gonna have to check it soon when i do my oil change, it looks like i maybe was losing oil from the filter, that would make sense also

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is that common, im gonna have to check it soon when i do my oil change, it looks like i maybe was losing oil from the filter, that would make sense also
I guess I should have asked whether it was the entire pan or just a portion. But I inferred the entire pan which made me think of the crank seal. But you could def be leaking at the filter as well as the cooler which has known issues/TSB's..... Also I have read where a few have actually had to have the pan replaced/resealed....

Time for a steam cleaning then run it and re-inspect it....

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I guess I should have asked whether it was the entire pan or just a portion. But I inferred the entire pan which made me think of the crank seal. But you could def be leaking at the filter as well as the cooler which has known issues/TSB's..... Also I have read where a few have actually had to have the pan replaced/resealed....

Time for a steam cleaning then run it and re-inspect it....
yea by no means is it really bad under there, just looked like to me it was alittle dark in color, never thought about the oiler cooler, where exactly is it under there??

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yea by no means is it really bad under there, just looked like to me it was alittle dark in color, never thought about the oiler cooler, where exactly is it under there??
The cooler is just forward of the oil filter and above the pan on the left side of the block....

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The cooler is just forward of the oil filter and above the pan on the left side of the block....
thanks im gonna check that as well when im under there

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Is it just road grime or does it have oil in it? If its got oil in it, I would keep looking around. But if it doesn't have oil in it, I woul just wipe it off, check the oil level, and keep an eye on it for awhile. Things do get dirty occasionally lol.
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