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Old 04-18-2009, 06:14 PM   #11
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if you have oil all over the bottom, an oil leak is pretty certain. But you will never find it with the engine that dirty. Wash it (or have it washed) so that there is no oil or residue or sludge anywhere. Then if you cannot find where it is leaking, get some flourescent tracer and put it in the oil, and use a black light (both available at most auto supply stors) and then you can see where it is coming from.

1st thing to check is the oil filter. If it is a little loose, you will have an oil leak. 2nd most likely cultprit are the end seals under the LIM. (went thru that mutliple times). Most mechanics don't know to put a few drops of gray RTV on the ends of those seals before assembly (not in the manal, found it out from Victor Reinz tech support.)

If you are having problems with both oil and coolant, you either have two problesm, or your problem is in one of the gasket interfaces where both oil and coolant are present. The primary suspects are the LIM gasket, and then the head gasket.
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turns out not only is my tranny oil is dripping but its my motor oil is dripping along with it...
the idiots that changed my oil didnt tighten my oil filter tight enough, and guess what.. drip
..only if i had my own garage :(
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most likly its burning off slowly and ur not noticing .
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most likly its burning off slowly and ur not noticing .
probably that as well but theres no blue smoke coming out, and you can literally see it leak around the oil filter as well
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lol ya that sucks . but chaning your own oil shouldnt be a chore why not do it urself all the time.
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i have no where to dump the old oil too... iv dont it few times but ended up using a juice boxes and putting them near the dump bin, lol
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most shops around me have a drop off box its free . only down side is i guess u have open oil in ur trunk for the drive there .
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AutoZone takes used motor oil for recycling, and it doesn't cost anything.
What you need to do is get an empty gallon container before you drain your oil. The Windsheild washer fluid jugs work well, and can be readily found in the trash at gas stations or parts stores. You just have to think ahead.
Get a decent sized funnel to put the old oil into the jug. It'* a good idea to block up the jug with something heavy, so it won't tip over when you first start pouring.
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