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How can i stop my truck from leaking oil so bad?

It leaks oil like i don't know, it pours like water and it leaking from the bottom

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  • wallygator67 May 11, 2010

    Could be something as simple as an oil pan gasket or drain plug gasket. Migh tbe something more serious like a main seal. Hard to say without knowing where the oil is comong from. Give the engine a really good cleaning and see where it comes from and that'll point you in the righ tdirection.

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Good day... try to see where its coming from but i believe that its coming from the crank case or your oil pan drainage is a little loose. try to replace the oil pan gasket if it comes from the crank case. tighten the oil drainage if its a little loose. hope this helps. have a nice day

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    andrew mizziebo Mar 17, 2014

    thanks but do you mean where i drain the oil how is this related to a water problem

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