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Oil leak i have an oil leak im not sure if its the sump gasket or from a pipe, please advise

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Check the valve cover gaskets are not leaking down the block, and also the front and rear crankshaft seals, hard to say without looking at it myself, you can purchase UV dye to put into the oil and trace the leaks with a black light good luck and please rate -Jeff

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