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Oil leak on manifold passenger side - v6 4motion

Change valve cover gasket, but oil is still leaking on the manifold (passenger side), is creating smoke condition

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  • richardgupto Dec 15, 2008

    I am haveing the same problem. Had the valve cover gaskets replaced. Stopped for a while but the leak is back. Very frustrated.

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Get a can of Gunk and clean the engine according to the directions there (please do read them), with attention to the area around where the oil leak is.  Once you get the motor squeaky clean, you will be able to trace back to where the oil is coming from.  It may be running down the underside of a hose so you will need to look carefully.  You can do all this in the driveway.  You will probably have to let the engine get to operating temp before it will start leaking. 

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