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Re: Yanmar 2GM20F Oil pan leaks

Originally Posted by trantor12020 View Post
Well upon further investigation, I found the leak to be from the engine front cover. Leak somewhere near or between the 2 lower bolts. Oil drips down from there and along the oil pan. For now, the plan is to leave it and see how far the level will drop to. If its settles above the minimum level then fine. No need repair. So far level is 2/3. Fingers cross.
PS: I bought the pan gasket but looks like not needed.
If the area under the motor is dry (except for oil of course!) disposable baby diapers work great for absorption. My 30 year old 2GM20 leaks a little, but not enough to effect oil levels. Certainly not enough to deal with Murphy! One diaper easily lasts me a year. Now, if you are going through a diaper a week......

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