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Old 08-14-2004, 01:19 PM
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Oil leak still??

Ok yesterday some guys on here helped me when i asked baout oil coming out my intake manifold bolts i got the thread sealant and it worked like a charm but i still have an oil leak on the right side and i cant tell where its coming from.. could it be the headers?? can oil leak from there? or could it be the head gasket im sure its one or the other and not the valve cover

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No! Oil can't come out of the headers. Usually if it is a head gasket, coolant will be mixed in.
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Most likely what is happening, is you have oil traveling from somewhere else and dripping on the header.

Mechanical Oil pressure lines are good for this a lot, as the oil will leak at the sender or gauge and travel along the line to the lowest spot then drip...have you checked for this?

A Headgasket dripping oil would normally be accompanied by other indications.. water, compression, bad running.

best thing to do is clean the engine, get a clean drip pan and let it run, watch it and try to find the location of all leaks.

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yeah i will spray some degreaser on it tommorrow and rinse it off and try to look again its just all over the right side from the head to the starter
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:01 PM
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clean it up. buy the dye you add to oil. drive on the freeway for a while. come home, put a black light up to it. you will be able to follow the leak everywhere, it shows up bright. also check your breather on the valve cover. i know you said it's not the valve covers but thats what i said once and it turned out my pcv wasn't working well enough and the oil was coming out the breather.....
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yeah i'll check the breather thought im pretty sure thats not it looks clean round it and my valve covers are clean who sells that dye
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i have a bottle in my hand.. i got it from work.... mfd by tracer products. Dye-lite all in one leak detection dye. www.tracerline.com . all of that is right off the bottle.

i was just searching through their site... click the where to buy thingy at the top.
a guy at my work has a little pen like flash light that has a blue light. that makes this dye show up super bright.
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actually i have one of those lights too its a cobalt blue light for checking scratches in peoples eyes
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at my work we use baby powder to see were the oil is coming from, just clean off the oil , and put baby powder on the area and it wil show the point were the oil is coming from
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