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Old 11-17-2008, 09:26 PM
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ok on short runs ill lose very little but if I take the car for a 2 hour drive on the freeway, ill come back a quart of oil less. ive checked high and low, there is oil everywhere but the highest point seems to be around spark no7. i cleaned it all up and tried again.

Alot ot people say, it must be coming from the valve covers, i checked and its not.

Could I lose that much oil from a valve stem seal? Someone shed some light on this problem please!!!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:49 PM
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anyone out there? forgot to mention, i dont have any smoke from exhaust but i did notice that when i accelerate the engine kinda clogs for a second before kicking in.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:40 AM
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Clean the engine completely so you can see the leak.S100 is a good cleaner that won't hurt paint or bare aluminum,it's kinda expensive but it works really well.
http://www.s100.com/

After everything is clean and dry,use baby powder sprayed onto the suspect areas to highlight leaks.Use enough to cover everything in white and leaks will show up as a dark brown stain.
Now it's time to fix the leaks.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:54 AM
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I have a a 3yr old so baby powder is plentifull...you think the baby powder will stick to the engine while driving 70mph??
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:56 PM
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i have that same problem mysterios oil and when i check the dip stick the level is the same but it leaks alot
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