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Oil leak on right side under top engine cover

Oil is leaking from right side , it leaked about 3 oz. idoling for about 10 mins.oil was changed van driven about 750 mi. leak noticed when oil light came on ,needed 1.5 qts.

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Your valve cover gasket may have blown. This can happen if you overfill above the required dipstick level. take off the valve cover and check the gasket. Better to be under the level than over. The oil preassure will try to blow from where ever there is a weak gasket.

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