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Q: Oil leak in car

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My car is leaking oil.

A: Older cars seem to leak more oil the older ...

Older cars seem to leak more oil the older they get. Due to wear in the engine more pressure builds up in the crankcase causing seals and gaskets to blow out. Even if you replaced the leaking gasket or seal, you might still develop an oil leak for this reason. If the leak is bad I would recommend having a technician come out and inspect the oil leak and replace the gasket or seal accordingly.

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