Question : I HAVE just bought a 4 x
4 pickup from a used car dealer in Kuala Lumpur.
I drove it around for three days, chalking up 700km before bringing it to a
service center for an inspection.
The technician checked the under-carriage and found that the crank shaft
seal, flywheel seal and timing chain cover seal were leaking.
According to the technician, the engine and clutch have been damaged.
He suggested that an engine overhaul be done and the clutch set changed.
Answer : Just because there is an oil leak does not mean that there is
extensive damage to the engine and the need for an engine overhaul.
Having said that, to replace the seals and the timing cover gaskets would
require a stripdown of the lower end of the engine, which would require removal
of the engine fromt he vehicle.
I would not call it an engine overhaul if the seals and clutch need to be
replaced due to being soaked in oil.
The work involved is only on the bottom end and not an engine overhaul.