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I have an oil leak it seems like it is coming from drip pan but it looks like it is higher and my oil light keeps coming on could it be a cracked block or a blown head gasket the oil is sludgy what should i do

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Check all of your maine head gasket and you said that the oil is slugy you need a engine flush after you get the gasket changed

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