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New Engine oil pours out from under valve cover...

When adding change of oil to ''new'' used 1997 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5 V6, it all poured out from under valve cover when engine was turned on!
Before this the engine ran fine and had the proper amount of used oil.

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Hello there. This issue will be the result of a warped vale cover, or a failed valve cover gasket. the more common culprit will most likely be a failed valve cover gasket. You may isolate the problem by removing the cover, and using a level to confirm the cover alignment. If it dose not line up correctly to the head, replace the valve cover. Now, if the cover is ok and not warped, simply, replace the failed valve cover gasket.

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