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Oil Leak I am having an oil smell coming from my car after it has been driven a while. There is no oil on the ground after it has been parked all day, but if I look under the front of the engine around about where the oil filter is I can see oil on the front of the engine (it looks like a waffle shaped some kind of cover), anyway, I have had the oil filter changed a couple of times and it is still going on. Could it be the oil pan??? Where is the oil pan? Is it in the front and not on the bottom of the engine?

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  • Angie Templeton Apr 14, 2009

    Thanks so much for your reply. I will check have this checked out.

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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.

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