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confused Leaking 351 clevo at rear

Hi all got a problem with the engine in my xb. its a Cleveland 351..
when you drive in traffic (around 60 km) its ok , but if you run it on a freeway (100k +) and you come to a stop it leaks badly from the rear of the engine.. it runs I think from the bell housing somewhere down onto transmission pan ,I thought it was the tranny leaking but found out today its oil ,it also hits exhaust pipes an I get heaps of smoke coming out from under the car , I hope its not a huge problem .
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Re: Leaking 351 clevo at rear

If its coming from inside the bell housing area then its likely to be a leaking rear main seal. You need to try and find out accurately where the oil is coming from if you can. Sometimes it can run from an area on the engine to somewhere else and trick you as to its origin.

Clean the oil up with some engine degreaser then do a small drive and check where the source is if you can.

A rear main seal has a bit of work involved on a Cleveland.

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