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2nd one from above water pump I think - not oil pu (archive)

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Posted by Darren M on June 24, 2002 at 10:49:57:

In Reply to: Name these engine parts posted by Darren M on June 24, 2002 at 10:46:24:

What are the three layers of the engine?
So the cam cover is bolted down to the ****** Then this part is bolted down to another part called the ******? THen finally there is the block right?

Sorry for my dumbness :). But I am trying to locate an oil leak and visually by looking from above I think there are two leaks from the front of the engine. One looks like it is coming from just below where the distrubutor is (where the first engine layer joins the 2nd part - looks like its coming from around the bolt next to the distrubutor), but I`m not 100% sure because the trail of oil actually goes above the bolt but this could be engine movement - I dont think it`s coming from the cam cover.
The second one is coming from just above where the oil pump is (I think it`s the oil pump) which I assume is the head gasket area -where the 2nd engine layer joins the block.

Hopefully my descriptions aren`t too bad 8-). If I find an pic I`ll post it and highlight the areas.

Is this likely to be a head problem :(

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