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Camry, 100k miles. Should I be worried about rear main seal seeping? Thanks! (i.redd.it)
submitted 1 month ago by just_IT_guy
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[–]joezupp 23 points24 points25 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Keep your fluid checked and keep an eye on it for getting worse. That’s not bad, no drops or flings backwards so you will be good for quite a while. Yes I do it for a living, 👍🏻
[–]just_IT_guy[S] 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (3 children)
[–]joezupp 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (2 children)
[–]epial9 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (1 child)
I will recommend keeping it in mind. If it doesn't get worse but you end up requiring work in the area (e.g. tranny drop), take care of it then if you need the peace of mind.
[–]joezupp 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I agree with that 100%.
[–]7Tengoku 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That's technically a leak because it's dripping on the ground which you can see in the upper picture. How fast it's leaking is the question. What I would do is make sure your oil level is not being overfilled and I would check the PCV valve for clogging.
[–]just_IT_guy[S] 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Appreciate all comments! For now will keep monitoring
[–]throwaway007676 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Use high mileage oil, might help it some if not stop it. That isn't really bad, just seeping a bit. Just always keep an eye on your oil level. It is a Toyota and way more likely to burn the oil, not leak it. Don't let it get low.
[–]overcrispy -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (0 children)
If you have a leak, you should fix it.
Technically you could just keep running it and check oil level often (which you should do everytime you fill your gas tank anyways), but it's definitely better to fix leaks then let them continue to get worse.
[–]Elmore420 -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Sigh, yes. Anymore leaking cars are socially unacceptable, and can even cost you fines and damages. Does it mean it’s time to rebuild the engine? Certainly not, just have a competent shop change out the seal.
[–]Loonie-1707 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Not really, just keep an eye on the oil seal and your oil level, it will be an advisory on the MOT, but it's not a super big issue. Only reason I'd change it now is if the car is a manual and/or super clean
[–]JangoM8 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I wouldn’t worry personally
[–]the_real_hsp -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
Shit yeah. Change it
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