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Spurting oil I just changed the oil and filter in my 1992 Mirage, and I see oil spurting out when the car is running. All the new oil is leaking out. Is this a problem with a seal? Is it expensive to repair? Can you send me a diagram and advise? Thank you, Kareb

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  • karen10car Jul 28, 2008

    Can you tell me how to replace the motor oil seal?

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Where is it leaking from? Right at the drain plug, or around the filter, or somewhere else? If it's the drain plug, go to the parts store and ask for a new oil drain plug crush washer - most cars have them, and it's not a bad practice to change them every other oil change. If it's around the filter, either the filter isn't tight enough, or it may be leaking due to the process you used - did you dip your finger in the new oil and rub some onto the gasket at the top of the oil filter? That's a necessary step to ensure the filter seals against its mount. It's also a good idea to clean up the mating surface where the filter seats, so that you can be as sure as possible that you will have the best seal that you can.

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    Jeremy Dellow Jul 28, 2008

    Which seal? There are quite a few seals and gaskets on various parts of the engine. Some are easy to reach, like the gasket on the bottom of the oil fill cap, and some require removal of major parts of the car, such as the rear main seal (which requires removing the transmission).

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