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Re: leaking oil under car
Check and see if your oil filter is tight, if being loose wasnt the prob. remove it and see if whoever replaced it before accidently left the old gasket in between the new one and block. as far as the antifreeze goes sounds like a gead gasket
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more info is needed on this, but I'll try to help you I will assume that this may be a 4.6 Romeo/ Windsor motor and if it is the oil pump is behind the timing cover and would not show a visible leak unless there is oil leaking from the cover gasket this would be the problem not the pump/next if you jack up the car put it on jack stands safely and look under it at the bottom of the engine there are a couple of things that could cause the leaking oil (1) oil filter loose/or to tight if there is oil all over it clean it off with a rag and let the motor run with the oil at the proper level if its loose or a broken O ring on the filter you will see the oil coming out if so change the filter and tighten till a good snug fit is achieved (2) the oil sender unit could be leaking oil from it this sender is screwed into the oil filter adapter and has an electrical plug on it the sealer on the threads may be leaking and can be fixed by cleaning and applying new sealer or the sender may be bad and needs to be replaced is the oil light coming on steady or on and off at times (3) if you clean everything off and then take baby powder and throw it all over these areas the leak will show up in the powder if you can't find it , if you see oil and antifreeze the green stuff leaking from the same spot behind the oil filter the adapter gasket is leaking be careful here because your cooling system can be clogged causing this gasket to leak go slowly and post back to me what you have done a step by step procedure will narrow this down to the cause I'm a taxi mechanic in N.Y.C. and 4.6's are what the crown Victoria's and Lincoln town cars have it's the same motor you must tell me if this is your motor if not I will still be able to help you further good luck in your search for the leak and do it safely a good jack and stands no junk stuff you'll be under the car and need assurance that you will be safe LATER MAN!
that would'nt make any difference to water pressure! may be possible that your vehicle was overheating! overheating caused excessive pressure in the system, which popped(The noise you heard) one of the hoses, or a connection!
There has been a problem with the Dex cool orange antifreeze deteriorating the upper and lower intake manifold gaskets, causing coolant to leak in to engine.If there is antifreeze in your oil, it will ruin your engine. If you find antifreeze in the oil it will cause the oil to become thick and frothy and will not lubricate the bearings and other moving parts, causing an engine failure. If there isevidence of coolant in the oil, do not drive the vehicle. Have it towed to a repair shop and have the gaskets replaced, oil and filter changed, cooling system flushed and refilled with GREEN antifreeze that is compatible with aluminum radiators and engine parts.
Most of the oil was missing out of the motor? or there was very little oil on the outside of the motor? or there was oil on the top of the motor and the oil level was OK? Change the oil and mesure how much oil was drained out. If it's nearly as much as belongs in it. ( 4 1/2 ) V6 5 quarts. Mainly chack to see if oil is leaking out. Drive somewhere and then park it and look under it right away. Then go eat dinner or something and then come back and look under it again. oil spots antifreeze spots and power steering spots and trnamission oil spots all need to be looked into. I fyou let it leak something is going to break. Oil or antifreeze that not changed on time will cause real problems and leaks too. It you have oil pump issues you have oil light on at idel hot in gear too. Lights on with the key on and the engine off and it goes right out when you crank it to start it. Oil pump is ok. If the light doesn't work that needs to be looked innto.
when you remove the old oil filter. insure the old filter seal came off with the filter. then when installing the new filter wet the new seal of the filter with a little oil. just dip your finger into new oil and smear it on the seal.
Does the oil have a strong smell? It sounds like it is your front differential and it may be that the lube center overfilled it during their routine. Take it back and see. If they have see if they can take a bit out.