01-25-2003, 01:11:00 PM
it usually comes from the buttom of the car. when it runs, the oil slow drips in small drops onto the concreat. its no big deal. but, may be its the oil pan gaskets? or one of the other gaskets? are they expensive to replace or not?
01-30-2003, 08:43:00 AM
No matter where it's leaking it ends up at the bottom of the car, so you need to look harder. Get the car up in the air and see where the highest wet area is, the leak is at least that high. It could be a dozen places, but if pretty much the whole engine is covered it's probably the rocker cover gaskets or the distributor ro intake gaskets.
01-30-2003, 08:48:00 AM
Also, most gaskets are not that expensive to replace, or overly difficult. However, they will be time consuming, and you want to be careful, and do a good job, or your leak can get worse.
01-30-2003, 11:37:00 AM
I had a small leak that I never could track down. I steam cleaned everything and looked for the leak over and over with no luck. It wasnt the pan, intake, valve covers, oil filter, sending unit, distributor, or anything else I looked at. I pulled the motor a couple months ago to clean up the engine compartment and put on some new heads and cam and I found the leak. One of the rear freeze plugs has a slow leak that drips oil to the ground. It was nice to finally find it so I can replace that damn $1.00 piece and stop the leak while the motor is out.