Go Back   Sprinter-Forum > T1N Sprinters > T1N Talk

T1N Talk General Discussions related to T1N Sprinters.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-13-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Danville,Va.
Posts: 47
Thanks: 14
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Exhaust Manifold Leak.

The bottom nut on the exhaust manifold is leaking an oily substance down the side of the engine onto my Altenator. I have been loosing oil lately. About one quart each 350 miles. I added some UV dye to the oil. When I shine the light on this oily substance it did not glow. The number one injector has also had some diesel pooling next to it lately. I think it may all be connected together somehow. Hopefully not a major fix. Anyone have this situation before?
Talbott594 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
Former Nelson BC Sprinter
NelsonSprinter's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Nelson, Kootenay Rockies, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,229
Thanks: 515
Thanked 1,205 Times in 936 Posts
Default Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak.

Any chance of posting a picture of this bottom nut location ? it may help us to also know which engine or year you have
Previous owner of '02 FL 2500 140WB Cargo door windows, 15" Alloys, LT235/75R15-E Nokian Rotiivas, Nokian Hakka C studded winters, Curt 4 hitch, 3.72 rear with 30MPG Cdn GDE ECO Tuned. . .
I am NOT a MECHANIC, I just play one online.

'02-'03 Fuel filter leak fix http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...ix+fuel+filter
15" tire options http://sprinter-source.com/forum/sho...t=tire+options
NelsonSprinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Dumbarton
Posts: 1,572
Thanks: 143
Thanked 457 Times in 386 Posts
Default Re: Exhaust Manifold Leak.

Are you sure you are looking at the manifold and not the turbo charger (the next component in the exhaust system after the manifold)?

If I had to guess without a photo I'd suggest you have a leak on either the turbo oil feed, or return - it would be dripping from the return but it might first be running around from the feed directly above!

Have it checked out ASAP, the turbo spins at mind blowing speeds and without adequate lube you can do serious damage.
1996 LWB 312D Hi-Top, OM602.980 2.9l 5 Cyl.
Boater is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.