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Slow oil leakage. It leaks a quart of oil about every 2000 miles is it the seals or what else could it be?

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    yadayada Jun 05, 2010

    IF IT WAS LEAKING THAT MUCH U WOULD HAVE A HUGE PUDDLE UNDER THE CAR, DO U?

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It could be burning the oil also ... 1 quart in 2000 miles on a 20 + year old car is not unusual. You may want to use some engine treatment (STP for example) that may slow the loss.

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