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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 09, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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Leaking oil on to passenger side floor!?

Can anyone tell me how oil has appeared on the passenger floor? Noticed it while vacuuming - pulled carpet and pad back and it was soaked. Cleaned it all up and drove it a few more times - but seems to still be leaking and accumulating in the carpet pad just down and to the right of the center console guages. Must just be a little over time as my engine oil level is maintaining a good level.

It's dark and oily - not heater coil/coolant fluid etc.

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Re: Leaking oil on to passenger side floor!?

Jim what car and what year? More info. gives folks with similar issues a chance to respond better.
Id guess oil gauge in the console leaking, very slowly. If it was a bad leak from the gauge, you'd see a puddle.

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Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Can anyone tell me how oil has appeared on the passenger floor? Noticed it while vacuuming - pulled carpet and pad back and it was soaked. Cleaned it all up and drove it a few more times - but seems to still be leaking and accumulating in the carpet pad just down and to the right of the center console guages. Must just be a little over time as my engine oil level is maintaining a good level.

It's dark and oily - not heater coil/coolant fluid etc.

Any ideas?
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 09, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Leaking oil on to passenger side floor!?

Sorry about that - It's a 69 396 SS convert.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 09, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Leaking oil on to passenger side floor!?

If it is the console guage, is it a difficult fix for a do-it-yourselfer?
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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Well, if you have an oil gauge it must be a pressure fed unit rather than an electronic unit with a leak in the line, probably at the fitting .
Or, someone spilled oil on the floor board.

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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Do you have a mechanical oil pressure gauge ? If yes, it's probably a leak at one of the fittings or in the line. Another possibility is if you have AC it could be compressor oil leaking from the AC unit.

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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 09, 12:35 PM
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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Mechanical Oil Pressure Gauge line or fittings--it recently happened to me also
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Re: Leaking oil on to passenger side floor!?

nope, but you need the exact right ferral and compression pieces to snug into the gauge exactly right to seal it. These 2 pieces are matched to the gauge so the compression piece squeezes down just right to seal it all.
Pull the gauge out, see if its leaking there then see if its copper line or plastic line, could be either after so many years. Then visit with auto store, maybe even take the gauge with you to get that ferral and compression piece just right. You might get away with cutting off the old ferral and compression piece and installing new one with the threaded cap over it. If not, you might have to replace the whole line out to the engine.

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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Yes to the above

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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Thanks all for the advice. Is it fairly easy to pull oil gauge out and apart from console to check fitting for the leak? Does the center console have to be all taken apart?
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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

Most likely its the line to the guage from the motor at the firewall... rubbed a hole in it I'd bet

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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

James.
Are you absolutely sure it is oil ? Could be antifreeze from a leaking heater coil, it is just as slippery as oil

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Re: Oil leaking into passenger floor!

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James.
Are you absolutely sure it is oil ? Could be antifreeze from a leaking heater coil, it is just as slippery as oil
True... smell, don't taste it

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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Nov 25th, 09, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Leaking oil on to passenger side floor!?

Doesn't smell like antifreeze - and it's dark black.
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