1.6 THP Engine oil leak

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1.6 THP Engine oil leak

Post by Aesud »

Hi!

I have a Citroën ds3 from 2013 with the 1.6 THP engine and I have an issue with oil leakage. I have localized it from a hole on the luft side of the valve cover (see picture). What does this hole do and does anyone know why it’s leaking oil from it?
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Re: 1.6 THP Engine oil leak

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That hole does not have any useful purpose, but it doesn't penetrate all the way through, so cannot leak oil. It is however common for the camshaft cover to get a hairline crack in that location that causes an oil leak that appears to come from the hole.

The only cure I found was to replace the whole plastic cover.
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Re: 1.6 THP Engine oil leak

Post by Aesud »

Oh ok, that explains why there is oil in the gap between the valve cover and the cylinder head. Probably need a new valve cover then.
Thank you!