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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First is to check to see if it's your intake gasket, pull the dip stick and look at the condition of the oil. Look for excessive sludge and milking, look under the oil cap and look in to the valve cover, also pull the PVC valve and look at the condition. Check to see if there is sludge and milking, if there is then you have antifreeze leaking in to you engine crank case which is very bad. The antifreeze is corrosive to the engine bearing and will soon cost you a new engine if there is no indication of antifreeze in your crank case, then it's a leak somewhere else through out your cooling system. If you see the leak from the out side then that's good, it may just be a bad hose clamp that needs to be tightened. If your not sure and want to buy some time, add about 3 table spoon of common kitchen Black Pepper. The black pepper will work it's way throughout the cooling system and will plug up the leak for now and the great thing about pepper is that it will not leave any residue when you flush out the system, not like the radiator stop leaks out in the market. Good luck and keep me posted, it could be the heater hose to the heater core.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
Testimonial: "No, I did not notice any antifreeze in the oil. I was aware of this possibility due to past experience on a different vehicle many years ago."
I had this problem too. Could be loose bolts holding the intake manifold down. Lots of work to reach the bolts, but much more work and $ to replace the gasket. Look closely for the bolts, some parts may have to come off to locate them.
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
SOURCE: leaking above oil filter in
Hi and welcome to FixYa!
As a first course of action I strongly suggest that you have an oil change. Replace the oil filter after you drain all of the oil for the filter's rubber seal is surely worn out that's why it's leaking. You'll be good after the procedure.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2011
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