I had a head gasket repair job done on my 97 dogde ram a few weeks ago. It was 2500 bucks. They replaced the thermostat , o-ring , 5 different gaskets,sealer and sealant ,coolant and oil and oil filter (listed on my work order). I have driven about 100 kilometers since. My question is ; why would there be a small amount of oil underneath my truck now ?
I have never had leakage of any fluids on my driveway before... should I call the Chrysler repair shop and ask them about it ?
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Re: Oil Leak after head gasket repair
If u now have an oil leak that was not there before the repair of course they should have a look for free and show u what the problem is, and from what u say fix it for free as well, stand by your guns, if they give u the song and dance be nice but insistent.
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1 a simple compression test will tell you if the rings and valves are bad. thats where you start.. 2 it could be an oil leak under the vehicle , you will see a black spot. do this first it only takes a look whee you park it on dry clean pavement or place a clean piece of cardboard under it.
This is caused by a leaking head gasket. When a head gasket leaks you can get oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil of the engine or both. You will need to pull the cylinder head off, have it checked for cracks and if none are found have it machined flat again and replace the head gasket. Use only a quality head gasket set either from the Toyota dealer or a well known quality brand like Fel-Pro (available from NAPA and others). This is a job that requires some special tools and a great deal of car repair knowledge, time to do the job is about 6 hours.
you need to find that leak, is the leak visible? if its not from radiator or the reservoir, the only other place I could think you can lose water is the head gasket. It happens to high miles and hard driver. 100k miles would likely be a head gasket. Leaking head gasket will also cause the engine temperature to rise and run super hot. antifreeze will leak through the head gasket down to your oil pan mixing oil and water. Check your oil by pulling the dip stick and see if you have oil mix with water; it will have a slimy looking colors, oil is light color and it should never be black. if it black than change your oil and inspect it afterward when the car has been running for while. when engine really hot cause the heat to effect the starter not to engage or start or engine is too hot to run. repairing head gasket could run anywere from 500-800 bucks.
The oil doesn't leak from the head gasket, Unless it is broken. The oil is inside the engine, the head gasket seals out the water from the cylinder walls, and keeps the compression in. No oil, It could be coming from the rocker cover gasket just above the heads. They always leak. The engine sits at a slight pitch to get the oil out and down. And it usually leaks at the rear the most. Changing those gaskets is a job, you have to remove everything up top of the engine to get to them, then seal up the spark plugs too if they are in the covers. I did mine a few years back and they are just starting to leak again. It only has 250,000 miles, go figure. Check it out, hope this helps.
If you added three gallons of coolant you must have a leak somewhere. Those motors were notorious for intake gasket leaks. Take a good look at the corners of the intake where it meets the cylinder head. Check the oil and make sure it's not milky. Usually when the intake gasket goes it seems to leak externally but it's possible it could leak into the engine and end up in the oil pan which will prove to be disastrous if you continue to run the motor with that oil in it.
it can be replaced, its a big job transmisson must be removed to repair, also check head gasket,these cars are famous for oil leaks from head gasket it then folws down trany making look like rearmain.hope this helps.
this could be seveal things ,if it is running now and no more problems you my have had a vaper lock in the fuel line ,as for the rear seal thseal is around 20.00 bucks but this is a fairly labor intensive job