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Oil leak major leak .....oil is too low fast

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Park on clean spot to see if it is an external leak!If it is leaking you can by dye that you add in oil and buy special uv flashlight from parts house,run for a few miles then check!Oil also maybe coming out of your exhaust pipe(burning)check PCV valve(make sure isnt plugged)test motor compression(make sure it is good)Check Valve stem seals,and intake gasket!!!Hope this helps!!!

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