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Old February 20th, 2018
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Oil pump drive tip

As owners of 3.1 equipped Cieras well know, the oil pump drive is notorious for leaking. This sits on the top of the engine block where the distributor used to go before coil pack ignition. After changing my lower intake manifold gaskets I had a small oil leak. After every gasket had been changed the leak persisted.

I finally identified the source as the hold down bolt for the oil pump drive. If you are installing a new O-ring in yours be sure to tap the drive unit down after you think it's seated and apply sealant to the hold down bolt.
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