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I had not used my car for about 4 days, was parked inside the garage, i turned it on and left it running for about 5 to 7 minutes. when i took it out i found black watery spots on the ground. could it be engine problem, oil leak or some kind of exhaust problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you checked to see if the oil filter? it may be the source of the leak, also check the oil press sending unit and the oil pan drain plug.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
You really need to have a good look under it around the Exhaust pipe run. Usually this means putting it up on ramps.
I think for ease of diagnosis - go to a small garage and ask them for a quote for repair. Once it's on the ramps - have a look yourself.
If you think their quote is too high - get a second opinion, or if you are competent enough - do the work yourself. At least you will hopefully find the problem for free.
It can be as easy as a leak around a screw-on oil filter, or as complicated as a failed main crank seal - which often requires engine removal and splitting the gearbox off it.
Best to get a free quote anyway.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
SOURCE: Oil Leak
hi there, first of all the oil pan is the underneath cover of your engine. if its the one leaking you'll surely know because its the oil reservoir of your engine. whether your running or just parked in your garage the oil remains on engine oil pan. it is possible that sometime when you changed oil filter, maybe you might have nodged on somthing that made it loose . usually if your engine has an oil cooler, it looks like a stainless steel finished waffle shaped thing that has maybe has 1 or two rubber hoses attached to it or sometimes a steel pipe that runs from the water pump into the oil coller and back to the top exit ports of the thermostat and into the radiator and cycles again.hope this would assist you.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
If this is the intercooler there is a recall on it. I took mine in, but there is an eight week waiting perid for the part.
Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
Black smoke is caused by excess fuel that has entered the cylinder area and cannot be burned completely. Poor fuel mileage is also a common complaint when black smoke comes out of the tailpipe. Black smoke out the tailpipe is the least cause for alarm. Excess fuel will usually effect engine performance, reduce fuel economy, and produce a fuel odor. Some of the causes of excess fuel are a carburetor that is out of adjustment, a faulty fuel pump, a leaky fuel injector, or a faulty engine computer or computer sensor. If black smoke is present, check the engine oil to make sure excess fuel has not contaminated it. Do not start the engine if a heavy, raw fuel smell can be detected in the engine oil.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
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