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Hello everyone,



I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer for and I wanted to ask.



I'm getting ready to replace the base gasket in my 2008 and have been looking at all the great posts. It appears to me that oil should not be leaking out the base gasket because of the huge o-ring that sits at the base of the cylinder. Does this little bit of oil that leaks come from one of the passages or does it really slip by this large o-ring?



Any thoughts on this?
 

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Hello everyone,



I have a question that I cant seem to find an answer for and I wanted to ask.



I'm getting ready to replace the base gasket in my 2008 and have been looking at all the great posts. It appears to me that oil should not be leaking out the base gasket because of the huge o-ring that sits at the base of the cylinder. Does this little bit of oil that leaks come from one of the passages or does it really slip by this large o-ring?



Any thoughts on this?


Keep in mind that the opening for the timing chain is sealed only by a paper gasket. From my experience that is where the oil comes from. The newer (2010 or later) gaskets have a bead of sealant on the paper gasket which seems to make the difference.
 

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Thanks for the information , I hadnt considered that.



Keep in mind that the opening for the timing chain is sealed only by a paper gasket. From my experience that is where the oil comes from. The newer (2010 or later) gaskets have a bead of sealant on the paper gasket which seems to make the difference.
 
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