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Is it oil or gas? There is a big difference in this trouble shooting. If you can not tell the difference I would recommend taking it to the dealer
Posted on Oct 14, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: oil leaking
You need to clean the engine and then run the vehicle while watching the area. The most common failure is the oil sending unit located near the oil filter. I have also seen a leak develop between the oil pump housing, which is mounted directly behind the hamonic balencer and the engine block.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
SOURCE: toyota Paseo leaking oil
Hi darlage, Yes unfortunately that sounds correct, have you recently ran over something in the road or driven over a curb?. Have you had your oil changed recently. If you are lucky the drain plug or the filter is loose. Worst case is a hole in the oil pan. Either way you should not drive the vehicle until repaired, you could burn the engine up or actually set the car on fire, the oil on the exhaust could burst into flames. Let me know if this helps and if I can assist further. Please rate this solution. lone99star
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
It really depends on where the oil is leaking from. Most of the time, engine vibration and constant bumpy rides could loosen bolts and nuts here and there causing parts to brush against each other. In areas like the Gearbox and the engine itself, there is a thin material known as a Gasket that seats in between some these parts to prevent lubricants [i.e.oil] from leaking. If this gasket wears out, you have an oil leak. However friction is rarely the cause of oil leaks. When a gasket serves its time [after years of heating and cooling, contaction and expansion] it simply needs changing. So you could check to see if really you have worn out gaskets or loose joints.
As for the smell of burning oil, that is probably due to worn out engine rings. Around every Piston are a series of rings that prevent lubricating oil from going into the combustion chambers. when they are worn out, some oil becomes part of the combustion process reducing your cars overall power and causing smoke.
As for Cost, you wont spend much to have the oil leaks checked, as for the rings, you'll probably spend a little bit more. Where I live all that never goes past $170
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
That engine will leak oil from
- cam cover gaskets (rear one drips on the exhaust)
- camshaft end seals
- distributor shaft o-ring (appears on top of transaxle housing)
- oil filter bracket to block o-ring seal (drips on front bank exhaust)
- crankshaft nose oil seal (have done with timing belt change)
- rear main seal (expensive, leave it be)
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Testimonial: "thanks I will try them all, the oil filter bracket first."
SOURCE: My 2001 Toyota Highlander is
If you see no signs of burning oil ie blue smoke from exhaust, ticking from the engine, then most likely you have a valve cover gasket leak. The reason you wouldn't see the oil in the driveway is the oil is burning off on the exhaust manifold. Check around the valve cover gasket for seepage (usually around the bolts).
Posted on Apr 27, 2011
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