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Lost oil pressure, got hot and started leaking oil. Couldn't tell where the oil was coming from.

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Sounds like the engine may have failed, but if u want to see where the oil is comming from buy some engine clearner spray down the top and bottom of engine and hose off, then run it and look for the leak, make sure the crankcase is full before u do this and that it has oil pressure, no use making things worse, u could also use a pressure washer, they are cheap to rent. Check around the oil filter 1st

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