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You don''t even bother to indicate what year and model of vehicle you have and which engine is fitted.
Get the car up on a lift/hoist and do a proper inspection and you should be able to locate the source of the oil leak if you cannot identify the leak from a top side inspection in the engine bay. There are numerous possibilities for a severe leak depending on the engine fitted.
Posted on Apr 13, 2016
SOURCE: oil leak
I suggest cleaning the engine to help you isolate the leak location. Keep in mind that oil tends to flow down and back, so follow the trail up and forward to find the likely location of the leak.
The oil pans on my three 90-93 Accords have been notorious leakers, relatively easy to replace.
Another notorious leaker is the oil pressure switch which is mounted on the back of the block above the oil filter.
If it is primarily on the passenger side, it might be the 'rear' seal on the engine behind the flywheel. To replace this seal, the transmission and flywheel have to be removed. The seal can be purchased already installed in a plate which bolts to the right (passenger side) of the block. A Haynes manual has sufficient instructions for performing this work.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
A blown head gasket doesn't necessarily mean there is water in the oil. Check for bubbles coming into the coolant tank. Take car for a short drive to build up coolant pressure and you should be able to see where it is leaking from a bit easier. It is possibly coming from a heater pipe or core plug.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
Before i can render any assistance you must first find the source of the oil leak, this requires that you have the engine cleaned of all leaked oi and dirt that has attached to it, then drive it look under the car and try and see the source.
Posted on Feb 06, 2012
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