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Rear oil leak that's getting on the catalytic converter it cause's a little flam and lots off smoke. don't know where it's coming from but need it to stop flaming up and smoke bad.

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Check if oil leak comes from engine or transm. , generally if oil drops on catalyc , is the rear cranck engine seal, between engine-transm.

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