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Oil was disappearing out of the engine for the longest time. Mechanic couldn't find it so we just added oil from time to time. Now its got a major leak. We have a pan underneath its gotten so bad and oil on the back window. Any suggestions on where the leak is and cost to fix it? 2000 Ford Explorer 115k

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Next oil change or even now get a small bottle of engine oil trace dye and a Ultrviolet light. Add the trace dye to the engine and then after a cple days use the UV light and see where the leak is. The trace dye will be a bright blue or green, depending on the maker of the dye, "glowing" line/path. Follow it back to the source. Chances are it will be one if not a combination of 3 things: Valve cover gaskets, Oil pan gasket, Or one of the 2 main oil seals. Of the oil seal the rear main oil seal is a common culprit.

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Wel,l thats hard question to answer without looking at the vehicle. You need to clean,powerwash engine. What ever it takes to clean area. Run engine and see where oil is coming from.

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