View Full Version : no 56 k! new mount inserts as well as more pics of my oil leak

03-29-2008, 12:32 PM
hey guys. i was under the car putting in my new mounts from kirk (thier great by the way) and seeing as how i had to take off the undercarriage and the cross members again to easily access the mounts i decided to take some mores pics of the leak i was talking about in my last recent thread.
pic of the fount motor mount. thanks kirk
could it be the oil pan gasket?
from under my car looking up to the intake manifold.

any help, comments, and opinions will be appreciated.

also today i went to degrease my engine. and all that came out of the stupid sprayer (i was at a self serve car wash) was water and not engine degreaser. but i still covered my alt and my intake filter. and i just did a quick spray of the engine. after i started driving my car wouldnt rev and kept back fireing miserably. it had a hard time accelerating in any gear below 4 k rpms. after i got up there it was better. anyways. i checked my spark plugs to see if any water had gotten into it causeing the problem. i see no water in either 4. but when pulled out sprak plug cover number 3....
im pretty sure that is NOT supposed to happen. i squeezed the outside ready to pull it up and the cap melts off in my hands.... i was like wtf....

03-29-2008, 12:38 PM
did you cover teh distributor? thats another component needed to be covered while spraying down an engine.

03-29-2008, 01:41 PM
Looks like that boot may have come into contact with some type of solvent/cleaner.
It could be your oil pan, hard to say, there's not an actual gasket in there, it's just liquid gasket former like Toyota fipg(form in place gasket).
Your mount inserts look nothing like the ones I got from kirk. Yours appear much thicker. Strange...

03-29-2008, 01:46 PM
what grayscale is talkin about is also known as RTV (room temperature vulcanizer), aka "gasket maker"

03-29-2008, 02:00 PM
Yep, theres tons of different ones out there now. I recommend either Toyota FIPG or this new stuff I found called Ultra Grey by Permatex for imports, supposed to be the same as FIPG.

03-29-2008, 04:16 PM
From the looks of it your oil pan... eh, might...... be hard to tell cause it looks like you've got a valve cover leak. Take care of that first and then you should be able to get a better look at everything.

03-29-2008, 07:37 PM
alright, thanks for the advice. umm. they might seem a lil thicker because the original motor mounts wern't in bad shape at all maybe? i think the thickness could depend on that.

03-29-2008, 07:42 PM
replace that valve cover y0

other than that those mounts look good and everyone has positive feedback about them so far.

03-29-2008, 08:40 PM
Regarding FPIG/RTV this brand: http://www.threebond.com/ is widely regarded as the best by most mechanics, race engine builders etc. Three Bond actually make the Toyota sealant as well as most of the japanese motorcycle manufacturers 'own brand' sealants.