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Oil leaks onto the manifold pipe

I'm burning almost 2 qts a week. After driving for about ten mins. I have smoke come up from under engine, when I look underneath I see a slight drip onto the pipe bet. the manifold and the catalytic converter, so I have hot engine oil dripping on a hot pipe. What can be done? What can be causing it. Thanks for any ideas.

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  • mofitness Oct 20, 2008

    2.2 4 cyl

  • mofitness Oct 20, 2008

    I can use stands. Are you talking about the cover near where the transmission connects to engine? Underneath is very oily.

  • mofitness Oct 20, 2008

    thanks.I'll try that. From what your saying it sounds like a big job to replace the rear seal. How much do you think it will cost?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    Def a BIG job, changing out the rear seal. You have to support the engine, drop the lower frame/exhaust/steering rack...and then pull off the transmission. 8.8 hrs is the suggested time in the flat rate book, times whatever the going rate for mechanical labour is in your area, plus about 50 bucks for the rear oil seal. I charge about $750.00 for this job.

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    2.2 litre 4 cylinder are notorious for leaks from the valve cover at the top of the engine (above the cylinder head), and from the rear main seal, which is between the engine and the transmission. What I would do is get some good "engine cleaner", and spray down the oily areas real good, get it nice & clean. Start it up and run it, then raise it up on the stands, check for fresh oil leaks, if you have fresh oil leaking between the engine & the transmission, you will need to pull the trans to replace the rear seal..

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I'd bet that it is the valve cover gasket leaking; can you get the car raised up on a rack?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    4 or 6 cyl?

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I had the same problem check the oil sensor switch located above the manifold it is electronic with to wires I leaks when bad

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