Open oil gallery plug

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Dumindu
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Open oil gallery plug

Post by Dumindu » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:45 am

My car is a Toyota Tercel 1987 DX Wagon with 3A engine.

I have noticed a open oil gallery plug at the rear aspect (covered by the bell housing) of the engine block.

There is a small oil leak in the engine.

Could it be the cause?

Should I add a plug to it?
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Re: Open oil gallery plug

Post by NWMO » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:53 am

If truly the plug for the oil galley, it wouldn’t be a small leak. The oil galley has a plug on the front as well, does it line up with the plug you are looking at?

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Re: Open oil gallery plug

Post by Dumindu » Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:31 pm

It was closed just by the end plate.

I have added a screwed plug.

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Re: Open oil gallery plug

Post by Petros » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:54 pm

yes, there should be threaded plugs in ALL oil galley ends. surprised you did not trash your engine, with it open the engine would not develop any oil pressure and the cam shaft and crank will get oil starved and fail very quickly.
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