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Oil leak Leaks from oil filer housing

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If its the oil filter housing then pull the housing off and replace the gasket.

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this is possiable, the best thing to do is have the engine cleaned of all residual oil and then drive the car a few ays and recheck the leak, it will be easier to see the source of the leak that way, on oil leaks i hate to guess, oil gets blown everywhere by road draft so it come from up front and be all over the side of the engine

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