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My 1996 Chevroley Monte Carlo has been losing 2 quarts of oil a week. When I took it to a mechanic, he said that the leak is coming from either the headgasket or rear valve cover. I love the car, But I don't want to dump $1000-$2000 in costly repairs. Any ideas for a fix, besides watching and adding oil every week?

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Does it smoke? if so, it is leaking at the head gasket into the combustion chambers.

Valve covers are not too tricky. Buy a set of valve cover gaskets and replace them.
Autozone has a tech section on their website that may be helpful for information.
You can do it!!

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