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    2005 Nissan Titan Oil Leak.............

    I bought my Titan used from neighbor with 174,900 miles on it, didn't want a note! Now at 209,600 miles it leaks oil from the gaskets from rocker arm covers. Can't just change gaskets as the seals for plug tubes are not replaceable! New covers was ordered and gaskets and today I had it sitting at brothers shop for me to do. Like a idiot I forgot to takes pictures before I started! But did once I the hardest side off first! Engine is clean for amount of hard miles on it! I would have did the plugs but they only have 34,000 miles on them.

    Pictures!

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    Passenger side done! This was the hard side!

    Driver side pictures! Easy side! Took half the time!

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    Valve covers and gaskets cost was $110. Now let's hope I have no more oil leaks!


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    Nissans don't leak oil. They just mark their spot.............
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarlinManCB45/70 View Post
    Nissans don't leak oil. They just mark their spot.............
    I just fixed that dog! No more wet spots or leaving a trail!

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    I'll be surprised if you don't start leaking around the oil pan, too.

    14 year old gaskets...that's what they do. they leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun56 View Post
    I just fixed that dog! No more wet spots or leaving a trail!

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    My statement was taken from what old harley owners used to say. The early harleys had a "total loss oil system", meaning that after the oil pump saw to it that the engine was oiled, the oil was directed to the primary chain, where it was allowed to "leak" out. It didn't actually "leak" but was designed that way. That ended with the late panhead bottom end with shovel tops (first shovelheads) that sported the aluminum primary case (inner & outer) and scavnged the primary chain oil back into the system with vacuum of the breather gear

    Just do not ever overheat a japanese engine. Especially the 4 cylinders as HG failure starts immediately afterwards......thin head castings, and the heads will warp. Shaving them to resurface don't work as it only makes it too thin to use.
    Same is true with a lot of "modern" engines too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt_zim View Post
    I'll be surprised if you don't start leaking around the oil pan, too.

    14 year old gaskets...that's what they do. they leak.
    On old Volvos I have found that re-snugging the oil pan bolts once a yr or two will allow the OP gasket to last a loooooooooooonng time. Mine is 28 yrs old & counting with no signs of leakage at all. I would think the same practice would work fine on most other engines too.(provided they're accessable)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarlinManCB45/70 View Post
    My statement was taken from what old harley owners used to say. The early harleys had a "total loss oil system", meaning that after the oil pump saw to it that the engine was oiled, the oil was directed to the primary chain, where it was allowed to "leak" out. It didn't actually "leak" but was designed that way. That ended with the late panhead bottom end with shovel tops (first shovelheads) that sported the aluminum primary case (inner & outer) and scavnged the primary chain oil back into the system with vacuum of the breather gear

    Just do not ever overheat a japanese engine. Especially the 4 cylinders as HG failure starts immediately afterwards......thin head castings, and the heads will warp. Shaving them to resurface don't work as it only makes it too thin to use.
    Same is true with a lot of "modern" engines too.
    My younger brother been a mechanic since he was 18 working at a Chevrolet dealership, you will be amazed how many people bring there overheated Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford to him! Nope change engine and transmission! Transmission also fries with overheated motor!


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    209,600 hard miles
    That's good to hear.....Mine is a 2012 with 53,000 babied miles. Looks like mine will be needing valve cover gaskets in the year 2050
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSP914 View Post
    209,600 hard miles
    That's good to hear.....Mine is a 2012 with 53,000 babied miles. Looks like mine will be needing valve cover gaskets in the year 2050
    When I mean hard miles! This truck was used to haul large Louisiana made air-boats to Michigan and back! Everything on engine is original to transmission to u-joints to differential! Now it wears some new valve covers! Lol! The other oil leak was from the oil-cooler behind oil filter, it was just a tad loose, after tightening up, no more leaking. I have a brand new fuel-pump module waiting for the day it goes out! Original fuel-pump in truck also. Much cheaper then a note! And I'm not afraid to scratch the bed! Lol!

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