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2000 ford focus we ztec, oil leak high up in engine, stops when goes a quart low.

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Just a thought maybe could be your piston rings

Posted on Nov 17, 2014

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The answers you received sound accurate. Could be that oil return holes in head are plugged with sludge and the oil backs up. When you drop volume, you eliminate the back up and the leak slows down temporarily. Check out Aboutautomobile.com site. Select your vehicle and see NHTSA info and Consumer complaints and resolutions.

Posted on Nov 16, 2014

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It is most likely the valve cover gasket . Very often hard to see that is actually coming from there. The gasket (large washer) needs replacing and sealing. If this continues leaking it will affect the seal around the thermostat housing and cause the rubber seal to fail and coolant to leak. May already have affected t-housing seal meaning it will leak after a while. Sorry

Posted on Nov 15, 2014

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Ztec's are bad for valve cover gasket leaks. especially around the holes in the center.

Posted on Nov 15, 2014

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SOURCE: oil leak on a 2000 ford focus with a dual cam 16v

Most likley just the valve cover gasket.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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Sounds like the valve cover gasket, clean off all the oil on the engine with a pressure washer or a steam cleaner and then drive it and recheck for the leak, that way you can pin it down for sure.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

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Depending on what engine this is, you should drain oil, change filter, add 3.75 qts of oil, then start engine to check for leaks. Turn engine off, then check the oil fill on the dipstick. Add to proper amount generally at 4 or 4.25 qts.

Let me know if this helps,

Chip

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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