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    Question Where does your oil leak from?

    Mine is leaking at the filter...cant stop it...tried different filters, done trans gasket...dunno any ideas on how to stop it???

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    have you cleaned everything and made sure thats where its coming from? If it is coming from there do you lube the oil filter gasket before you install it?
    It also could be coming from the main seal.....i think that's where mine was coming from. I used some high mileage oil from castrol and it did help.....i know...quick fix but no use in crying over spilled oil.....right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquickbird View Post
    have you cleaned everything and made sure thats where its coming from? If it is coming from there do you lube the oil filter gasket before you install it?
    It also could be coming from the main seal.....i think that's where mine was coming from. I used some high mileage oil from castrol and it did help.....i know...quick fix but no use in crying over spilled oil.....right?
    well...lube filter-yes...oil is all over the headers and trans pan...pretty sure it comes from filter...i have to add 1 quart mid way thro oil change..

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    what kind of oil? And what weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquickbird View Post
    what kind of oil? And what weight?
    mobel 5000 10w30, change every 3k

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    how many miles on the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquickbird View Post
    how many miles on the car?
    almost 101k but it been doing it for a while

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    try the castrol oil. 75000 high mileage. Its just as the car get on in mile the parts wear.....gaps become bigger and things don't seal as well. The castrol oil helps to "swell" the gaskets making a better seal. Since i have done that it has not leaked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquickbird View Post
    try the castrol oil. 75000 high mileage. Its just as the car get on in mile the parts wear.....gaps become bigger and things don't seal as well. The castrol oil helps to "swell" the gaskets making a better seal. Since i have done that it has not leaked.
    k thanks for your help

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    no problem. Let me know how it works out for ya.

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    I wouls suggest that next time you are under the car fee around the back and side of the block for oil. My guess is that it may be coming from the presure sending unit.

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    i changed the oil sending unit...is that what u mean?

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    yea, if you changed it it shouldn't leak then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    I wouls suggest that next time you are under the car fee around the back and side of the block for oil. My guess is that it may be coming from the presure sending unit.
    I just fixed a leak coming from my sending unit. Pain in my ass, Had to look all over the place to get the socket for the sending unit.

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    I was was working on a buddy's car and couldnt figure out a random leak that he had, only came once and a while, turns out it was the Transmission dipstick tube. Theres an o ring on it that took a poo.
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    When the car is cold...get under there and clean the shit out of it with brake cleaner.....you will find it then....bet it is your sending unit....

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    mine leaks from somewhere above the starter. whats up there?

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    Mine was leaking from around the oil pan on the passenger side w/ only 7800 miles on it. Snugged up the pan bolts and leak was gone.

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