View Full Version : Oil Leak

09-22-2002, 03:04 AM
whats the best way or a good way to see where i am leaking oil from, its only a small i leak, but friggin annoying

09-22-2002, 03:06 AM
any of those quick oil change people might be able to tell you, but dont trust them fully, they know nothing usually, they just talk big.

Is it coming from the front or back of the car?

Back n black bird
09-22-2002, 03:11 AM
could be a valve cover, or a rear seal.

09-22-2002, 03:26 AM
front of the car, and when i was under it today, looked like might be coming from the passenger side

09-22-2002, 03:28 AM
front or back

09-22-2002, 03:28 AM
didn;t i just say front

09-22-2002, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by 92SCDoughboy
didn;t i just say front
didnt?, if the blocks all wet its the valve cover, if not, timing cover or oil pan. Probably both covers are loose, they all work loose sooner or later

09-22-2002, 03:33 AM
or someone didnt clean the subframe channel after an oil change:rolleyes:

09-22-2002, 03:34 AM
no its definelty a leak, how much of a pain in the ~~~ is that to fix, i know the valve cover is obvioulsy a bitch to do

09-22-2002, 03:37 AM
remove the throttle body or use a u-joint or flex extension. Kind of hard? If one bolt is loose they all are

09-22-2002, 03:43 AM
hmm, ok, I'll have to check that out then, when i get some free time, thx Raj

09-22-2002, 03:45 AM
or maybe you left a bucket of KFC chicken in your car, and it's just the excess oil/grease that has seeped out of the chicken, eaten through the bottom of the car, and dripped onto the ground....

well that's better than valve covers at least :)

sorry bill


09-22-2002, 04:17 AM

good one ryan

very very sneaky of you................

09-22-2002, 05:10 AM
I'm kinda surprised nobody else suggested this yet.....y don't you just clean it up really well, and wherever oil is the next day/week, that's where the oil is coming from! duh! I've done this a few times it works pretty well

09-22-2002, 01:04 PM
thats a pretty good idea, though its a pain the ~~~ the lift my car off the ground, but I could give that a try

09-22-2002, 01:11 PM
Have you heard of a jack?I'm sure it's gonna be prettyyyyyyyyyyy heavy if you gonna try lifting it.lol.Sorry,can't resist it Bill.

09-22-2002, 01:44 PM
damn, is that waht those things are used for, thx miles I was always wondering bout that:p

91 XR7
09-22-2002, 03:46 PM
and I'll PM you when i get home, about another cool way of finding it out, but it's not CHEAP.. but you can still use one piece for some `fun' afterwards...

Now i go eat some pizza :)