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When oil capacity is low the engine oil light appears saying "Stop engine oil pressure." FastTrack Auto Service told me that I had an oil leak wear the engine and transmission meet. If so whats the name of the gasket I need and also will my engine seize. And if so what should I do to aviod the engine from seizing?

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It sounds like they are saying your rear main seal is leaking, it is the seal for the crankshaft at the back of the engine. You don't say what year your Caddy is, but if it is bad, you should consider having it replaced. The success rate of people who use the 'oil stop leak' is kind of dismal, but if you do a few things you should be able to nurse it along-run slightly heavier oil, if it calls for 5w30, run 10w-40. Try a good oil stop leak when you do an oil change, and don't drive it hard when the engine is cold-when it warms up the seals will expand and do a better job of sealing. No matter what, CHECK YOUR OIL OFTEN so that it does not run low-it will run hotter and will damage the engine if you allow it to run low (seizing an engine is not as easy as you'd think, unless you run an engine on little or no oil, then it's inevitable).

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

All that sounds silly to me

You will need to have the oil leak
repaired by a repair shop, before
you run low and ruin the engine

What the gasket is called and engine
size doesn't matter,your going to pay
someone to deal with that

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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