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Q: Oil leak in car

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My car is leaking oil.

Hello! A vehicle of this particular age is expected to leak a little oil. The most common oil leaks being from the valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket. I would suggest starting with a visual inspection of those two gaskets. Leaking gaskets will saturate the engine if left unattended for too long. You may first have to get the engine power washed and cleaned before a mechanic can accurately determine where the leak is from. If you need help, I would enlist a certified mechanic to locate the oil leaks for you and perform any necessary repairs.

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