Mechanics

120000 MILES WON'T STOP LEAKING OIL

1991 Toyota Camry

I have a 6 cylinder1991 toyota camery that we just had the main engin seals replaced valvue cover seals replaced and according to my machanic all the seals are repalced within a 2 month period. I can't go more that 15 miles without loosing all of the oill. There is not a crack in the block and it is not leaking by the transmission. How could I find the leak. It seams to be leaking from the sides of the engin based on the oil pattern on the ground.
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Sha
August 23, 2007.



Loosing all the oil in 15 miles is a lot. If you can take the car to a self serve car wash on a sunny day. Was the underside of the car. Plain water or saopy will do, keep the water away from the ignition system. Try to wash all the old oil spots off. After the car wash move it outside run the car a couple of minutes. You will be able to see where it is leaking from and will have oil on it and the rest will be clean where it was washed off. That way you can pinpoint the area from where it is leaking. You say there is oil on both sides of the engine. It sounds like the front engine seal, and the air is pushing it back on both sides of the engine. Not sure until we can pinpont the area that is leaking.

M_H_RITZEL
Aug 23, 2007.