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    confronted with a smell of burning oil today it appears oil is leaking from around/behind the timing belt area is there a common problem with engine oil leaks on v6's ,just looks like it is going to be tricky to find.

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    there's no real know problem with oil leaks on the V6.. they're a fairly oil tight engine..

    My hunch is one of the oilseals on the camshafts or the crankshaft oil seal..neither of them overly easy to do unless you know what you're at..got any pictures before you have to think about parting with any cash?

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    when i changed my spark plugs i noticed ALL the rocker cover bolts where loose on both banks, so tightened these however leak still there, checked under the car and it seems to be leaking above and to the right hand side of the bottem pulley checked the cam oil seals they are dry so going to try changing the rocker cover gaskets next. The alternator belt ideler pulley has also just decided to become noisey the car is doing my head in, cheers for your help though.

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    if the cam cover bolts are loose, the gaskets are shot, so replace these..they are avaliable seperatly to the covers..

    the drive belt tensioner is secured by 2 torx bolts around the side of the camcover..replace as a whole unit....

    The oil from the bottom pulley sounds like either a bleeding blankoff on the oil pump or the bottom seal..have you had the belt off yet and inspected the seal behind the belt drive pulley on the woodruff key?

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    not stripped it off yet mate but will give it further investigation once again thank you for your help

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    it's what we're here for...keeping V6's on the road and out of trouble....

    Plus, oil on the cambelt is not good at all . so it needs sorting ASAP, or it could be all 24 valves..

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