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Oil sprayed out of the bottom & car was running & would not go

All the oil came out & a trail to where it stopped going...

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  1. Step 1 Clean off your engine and engine compartment. Automotive supply stores sell products you can use to clean out the engine. Follow the directions, and let your engine dry off.
  2. Step 2 Jack the car up with the car jack. Make sure you are on a level surface, and follow the directions for the jack.
  3. Step 3 Look closely at your oil filtermag-glass_10x10.gif and the rest of the engine. If you see any drips of oil, try to follow the trail. Typically this type of leak comes from a missing or loose gasket. These are easily replaced, and will eliminate the smoking. If you do not see any oil drips, continue on.
  4. Step 4 Dust your engine liberally with foot powder. Don't worry, this will not harm your engine. You are trying to create a path for the oil to travel, to make it easier for you to find.
  5. Step 5 Drive your car on a clean, dry street for a mile or two, and return to your level surface.
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