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Questions about identifying, locating and repairing oil leaks from an engine, gearbox or differential

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Replacing oil cooler lines on 2017 Chevy Silverado 5.3L

The oil cooler lines are leaking on my son's 2017 Chevy Silverado 5.3L, so I need to replace them. The space the lines run through on the driver side of the engine is very tight. Has anyone done this ...
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Engine Oil leaking near dipstick

Attached is picture of under the hood of 2016 Honday odyssey. My Mechanic replaced the bad alternator, and when he was testing the car he noticed oil leaking from the area in the picture, near dip ...
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What is the most probable cause of this leak?

I’m heading over to purchase this 1998 Jeep Laredo and one of the photos online showed this leak on the underside. Any idea what it might be?
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Is it safe to use an oil leak stopper product?

My mechanic said the rear main seal on my 1997 Honda Accord is causing an oil leak, and he cannot fix that. I found out there are some oil leak stopping products (such as this, this, this, this) that ...
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Chemical analysis to detect oil burning in emissions [duplicate]

Is it possible to chemically analyze an engine's emissions to detect presence of oil in the fuel? I am losing a lot of oil but it's not dripping when running to indicate a leak. So I would like some ...
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Is it ok to seal an oil pan with gasket maker silicone?

I am rebuilding an engine and it is impossible to find any spare parts including gaskets. I am going to use gasket maker and gasket paper for the gaskets but as the oil pan is actually the engine ...
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Valve cover gasket sealant causing bad fit

Is it possible that too much sealant for a valve cover gasket is causing a bad fit for the gasket, which in turn causes an oil leak? It is a 2006 Toyota Tacoma V6. I do lose quite a bit of oil. I ...
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Why would an engine leak oil only at high speed?

Small 90s econobox, 4 cylinder. ~300k miles. Stickshift, so engine speed is always proportional to road speed at relevant freeway speeds. Crossing the country recently, I observed extremely high oil ...
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99 Chevy Lumina heavy oil leak from engine passenger side

Lots of oil dripping from the passenger side of the engine. Best I can tell, the highest point I can see wet oil is near the pivot for the serpentine tensioner, but I also see oil a bit forward of ...
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How much oil can rest in the head valley on a Dodge 3.6L

Mechanic installed new oil filter housing. Durango 3.6 L. I drove away as the shop was closing, a mile up the road the check engine light came on. I went to the nearest gas station 4 miles away and ...
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Blue Smoke coming from exhaust of scooter after a month of engine rebuild

Recently i had an oil change and a month ago had my engine half rebuild.But now,Blue smoke is coming from exhaust.I suspected oil leaking inside engine but due to worn out piston but since its ...
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Oil leak on engine top

So I have a 07 Subaru Impreza wagon 2.5. It’s seems to have oil on top of engine behind power steering pump. It’s definitely oil and not tranny fluid. I checked oil pressure switch and it’s not coming ...
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Can something as simple as a bad o-ring cause complete sensor failure?

About half a week ago my car began stalling out, seemingly at random; at first I thought it might have been an issue of air bubbles in the coolant passing over the coolant temperature sensor - there ...
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Help with oil sump gasket

Civic coupe vti 1999. The oil sump is leaking. I watched a video and it seems the gasket simply needs to be changed. Could the leak be caused by a deformation of the metal sump itself which and if ...
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Where could this oil leak originate on this Mazda 6?

2007 Mazda 6 3.0L V6, driven daily, has been dripping a few drops of oil per day from this ... what the heck is this bent piece of metal that looks like it actually has a drip spout? And where is the ...
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Oil drain plug leak

Overnight parking of car results in 3-4 tiny drops of oil on garage floor. Curious, I crawled underneath and noticed some oil leaking from drain plug. Cleaned it, and about an hour later noticed oil ...
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Drive through large puddles now dropping oil

During some flooding I drove through some deep puddles (1/4 of wheel depth at most). Now there’s a lot of water dropping from the engine block area (Mazda bongo) which contains oil. I suspect this is ...
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2.5L Subaru 2013 Forester oil consumption

bought 2013 Subaru in 2014 had 22,000 plus miles at 53,00 plus I noticed it would take a quart of oil once awhile now I have 67,000 miles and I'am putting a quart in every 2,000 miles. The car has ...
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What happens when you overfill your oil? [duplicate]

So I done recognized my oil was low... cuz on the dipstick, the two lil dots that are cut out of it... well... the oil was clear below both of em... even the LOW one. SO I went and got some STP and ...
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Audi S4 (B6) - Misc leaks in engine

Got a 05 audi s4 with about 200k miles. Got a basic inspection done and was told that the engine has misc leaks without any further explanation. (Further inspection required more costs, didn't want ...
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Oil / Coolant Leaking and Mixing. Low pressure. No CEL. Intake Manifold Gasget?? - '09 Chevy Malibu

Alright guys, the Malibu is back! Issue: Wife was driving. Oil pressure light came on. Pulled over. Car wouldn't start for next 10 minutes. Then started right up, and made it home (Light was gone). ...
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Corsa life 1.2 oil/engine problem

No lights have came on at all to tell me the car was running low on oil. Drove home today and smoke was coming from under the hood and burning smell. The car is still turning over but when I looked at ...
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Clark C500Y20 Transmission Oil Leak

I have an old Clark C500Y20 forklift that has a Transmission Oil Leak. It's from 1972 and have been trying to figure out any easy way to fix it. If it sits for 2-3 days, it leak alot but when it's ...
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Oil leak drivers side near cylinder head

I have a 2004 Suburban 5.3 which has an oil leak that drips on the exhaust header, but cannot see where it is coming from. Changed valve cover gasket, then had to helicoil all four threaded openings ...
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Switching engine coolant with similar properties oil

I was wondering why specific coolants or distilled water is used as a heat transfer liquid for engine cooling instead of just using a separate oil circuit with some type of oil as a heat transfer ...
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Can I use UV dye to find an oil leak, after having drained the oil?

We drained the oil to change the oil pan. Confirmed a tiny bit of light is visible through it after removing it, so it was a source of a leak. I then noticed what looks like it could be another (...
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2006 Scion XB using one liter of oil every 500 miles

My 2006 Scion XB is very old with 222000 miles on it. It is going through oil very quickly. It uses an entire liter of oil every 500 miles. What is the problem here. Is this too expensive to fix, or ...
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NO OIL 48 hours after oil change

I had the oil changed Friday afternoon on my 2018 SUV (15k miles). On Saturday morning, I noticed a 18'x18" puddle under my car. On Sunday afternoon, I noticed a large 45" x 30" puddle under my car ...
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Oil in Coolant, Renault Megáne MK3 1.6

Yesterday while topping up my screen wash I noticed that I have oil in my coolant tank so I took the car to a mechanic that has said it doesn’t seem to be the head gasket as it’s not showing signs to ...
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Oil leak from manifold on 2016 Nissan Micra

My daughter has just bought her first car - a 2016 Nissan micra and it has an oil leak from the manifold. It is under 28 days warranty from trade centre UK. They have booked it in for repair but I am ...
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Bad pulley or Belt?

Okay so I had my car break down about a week ago and from looking at the car myself and using my common sense, after Turing the car on for about 8 seconds all I heard was squealing and smoke coming ...
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Can someone help to find the root cause of this oil leak?

I am trying to locate the root cause from where this engine is leaking oil so that I can buy all the right gaskets. What confuses me is that highest spot where the oil traces are visible is around ...
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Oil Leak from drain plug but not sure why

I changed my oil a few days ago and there is a leak coming from around the drain plug. When I first did the oil change I only screwed in back in by hand so I wouldn't strip the thread. The next day I ...
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Replace top of engine or entire engine block? Suzuki gn250 (overheated engine)

I have a suzuki gn 250 motorcycle (1997) which had an oil leak recently (rocker cover seal was leaking) causing the engine to overheat which in turn caused damage to the camshaft/camshaft bearings. ...
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Can anyone help me identify this pipe in my engine bay?

Hi. This pipe has recently developed an oil leak. It is the one I have highlighted in red. Cannot seem to get a definitive answer as to what the pipe actually is. Can anyone help me identify it ...
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Snapshot from under motorcycle - Oil leak related?

first of all I am a complete newbie with regards to motorcycle and this is actually my first bike. I own a Yamaha Vstar 950 tourer (2009), I changed oil last week. Today I parked at a shopping mall ...
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1997 ford e250 van oil in coolant but no coolant in oil

Recently my oil light keeps coming on. I checked the oil and there's none, but I don't see any leaks anywhere. It doesn't smoke, so I just added two quarts of oil. Light goes off and everything seems ...
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Safe to drive a car that have back diff leak?

I have Range Rover Sport 2013. The back diff have been leaking for a month maby 1-2 drops each morning when I go to my parking lot in the morning. I have Service 17th April for the mechanics to take ...
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'04 Camry LE leaking something

My '04 Camry is leaking something that kind of resembles old motor oil. It's fairly viscous and dark in color. I put the car on jacks, and was able to snap the following photo of the area where it's ...
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1997 Nissan what does it mean if there’s steam coming from the hood of the car

After my car has been running for a while and I park I can see steam coming from the hood. It doesn’t stop until the car cools off. I check the radiator it’s full of water/ coolant, overflow is it in ...
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2004 Crown Victoria

My Crown had her oil changed 8 days ago. I drove it home and once the next day to church. trip was about 10 miles round trip. I went out to go this morning, this is a week later, and all the oil ...
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oil in ashtray?

I reached into ashtray where I keep the key and fingers came out dripping oil...The ashtray was FULL of used oil and there was a puddle of the same on drivers floor. Coolant reservoir seems to only ...
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I drove my bike without engine oil for 100kms at 80kmph after which it made a shrieking sound and stopped

I purchased a Hero Achiever 150. Bike had many issues in it like not accelerating over 7000RPM while riding, which was complained and sorted out in 2nd servicing. Then suddenly while riding bike to my ...
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Is grime near the drip pan a problem?

I’m not sure if I dripped some oil during a previous oil change. Or Is something else happening that I should be worried about? The vehicle is a Sienna 2011 V6.
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Oil change done wrong

So I recently took my 2011 GMC Terrain to get an oil change. My truck takes synthetic oil so oil changes are pretty pricey! It’s only been about 2 1/2 weeks since I gotten this oil change and since ...
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Oil pan and timing cover gaskets replacement worth it?

I have a beautiful 2009 Mercury Mariner. Got her used at 147k miles and she's now at 154k and i'm really hoping to have her for awhile. I've just run into a few problems. I found out recently my ...
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What is the name of the part (1st picture)?

I could see the oil leak starts from this black rounded part (1st picture). The vehicle is Honda CR-V 2001. Thanks.
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Can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?

As the question states, can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?
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Can higher rpm exacerbate an engine leaking\burning oil?

Suppose your engine is leaking or burning oil but noticeably or only at higher rpm, why would higher rpms exacerbate leaks or burns?
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White smoke (lots) from 95 4Runner tailpipe

I have a SEVERE oil leak on my 95 4Runner (v6 3VZE). I put a quart in every day or two. Yesterday I felt she needed extra love so I put in two quarts. Now she's billowing huge plumes of white gray ...
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