It's been a neverending struggle in diagnosing the source of the engine oil leak in my 1JZ. The car has been to numerous shops in the past year and many $$ later I still have this d*** oil leak . It has been very stressful as I am still in college and have many other plans for the car which are on hold until I can drive without the smell of burning oil or backing out of a parking lot showing a small blotch of oil on the pavement. This is what I have had done already:
Replaced Valve cover seals (last year)
Oil pan reseal (last year)
Compression test *no sign of mixing of coolant and oil (for blown headgasket)
I have also just recently taken her in to get checked again for which I was told it is not a rear main seal leak. The mech actually told me he doesn't know where the leak is coming from, but he pulled the torque converter (or whatever you do to check for rear main seal leak) and said it was ok.
What I do know is the oil is collecting around the bell housing (looks like from the top down). The front crank seal is dry, its just around the bell housing and blowing onto the tranny and exhaust. Are there any oil lines that could be causing this leak near the back of the engine?? Any ideas at all?
Thanks in advance,