Mechanics

OIL DRIPS ON THE GARAGE FLOOR

2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse • 114,000 miles

If I send you a picture of the oil drips on the garage floor can you tell me if this is a valve cover gasket leak or a oil pan gasket leak? Picture of drip attached. Every couple months or so have to add about 1 quart of oil.
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Eclipsed
April 16, 2012.




It looks like engine oil-could be from the front/rear seals, valve cover, oil filter and oil pan

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Rasmataz
Apr 16, 2012.
Thanks. Timing work was done to the car a few months ago and I am wondering if the valve cover gasket and front/rear seals were not done properly. That looks like a reasonable possibility.
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Tiny
Eclipsed
Apr 16, 2012.
Wash engine down and after a short drive inspect for fresh leaks, they should be fairly easy to see on the clean engine.

Mhpautos
Apr 17, 2012.

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