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Bad oil leak near front. Mechanic now says the leak is from where the engine was glued together in factory? Ever heard of a motor in the tribute being glued together?

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The car companies now use special high-strength uv light cured adhesives on aluminum engine to crankcase seals. What he meant is you need a new
front crankshaft seal.

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Well this could be your oil pan gasket, or your front or rear main seal. As far as the engine being glued together lol, i think you need a new mechanic, no offense

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