Mechanics

OIL LEAK

1998 Mercury Tracer

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Mercury Tracer 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

Can a blown head gasket cause a major oil leak? It does not overheat or lose any coolant
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Rolodm
January 27, 2010.



If it splits just right. Which is rare and it goes through a oil gallery it can leak out of it and to the outside of the block. But it would be hard for it to tear in that area.

Blackop555
Jan 27, 2010.