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Old 01-25-2006, 01:53 PM   #11
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Guys...guys...

The oil cooler lines go to the driver side of the radiator. Here'* my suggestion. Put the car on ramps or jackstands. Clean it all down with a good engine degreaser...give it a couple of times..really get it clean.

Then drive about a week or two and look at it again.

I had a 95 that was oilly and goopy all over. I cleaned it to ID the leaking parts and never had to replace anything.
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Guys...guys...

The oil cooler lines go to the driver side of the radiator. Here'* my suggestion. Put the car on ramps or jackstands. Clean it all down with a good engine degreaser...give it a couple of times..really get it clean.

Then drive about a week or two and look at it again.

I had a 95 that was oilly and goopy all over. I cleaned it to ID the leaking parts and never had to replace anything.
Good point!

Instead of us assuming that he really does have leaking lines, it'* possible that the bad sender was leaking and oil followed the lines, coating them.
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Oil doesn't leak UP very often.
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