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Oil leaking onto exhaust

I have a 1988 ford f 150 and i have an oil leak (or so i am told) at or around the spark plugs and it drips onto the exhaust causing smoke to bellow out. anyways, i've been told i might need to repair the timing gasket cover but i am not sure. answers?

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    i have a oil leak and it doesnt do it till i drive my truck and i want to fix it because it leaks out a lot of oil.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    possible head crack, because after overheat, poured water in to soon. loosing about a qrt. every 100 miles. no drips or exhaust smoke

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A common cause is the rocker/valve cover gasket leaking. This can be due to age, over tightened clamping screws, or loose clamping screws; or the PCV system isn't working properly and the pressure under the cover too high as a result.

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