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Oil leak Just did a complete valve job on the 3.0 liter DOHC 24 valve,pain in the you know what motor. Started up and ran fine but it's dumping oil out of the back of the motor (which you can't see). Did a compression test thinking I messed up the head gasket but every cyl. has a perfect 220 lbs straight across.wheres the oil coming from?

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Sounds like the rear main oil seal. There should be an inspection port on front and bottom of the transmission. Remove the cover and see if there's oil. If so, pull the engine and replace the seal.

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  • kevin wright Apr 02, 2014

    No, it's up at the head, which is off AGAIN and I took it to the guy that did the valve job for me, he says:"Kevin, I just KNEW there was going to be a problem with that motor, except I thought it would be the valves not Quieting down. So he said leave it with me so I can resurface it for you at NO CHARGE so there is NO WAY you'll have any problems with the install this time! That guy btw is Chuck at Ramirez Parts and Machine in Fairfield, Ca, a REALLY GREAT GUY who will do you RIGHT! But ES you couldn't be more right about this car being a PAIN IN THE %^##$%#%^^!!! I will NEVER work on one of these again, and I would recommend that to anyone!

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