HEAD GASKET

1995 Plymouth Neon

Tiny

jameselli31

January, 9, 2011 AT 9:36 PM

I have a 95 plymouth neon leaking oil, told it was head gasket, but find no oil and water mixing either in water or oil, is that possible. Car has 78,000 on it.

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Tiny

caradiodoc

January, 11, 2011 AT 1:01 PM

If oil is leaking outside, how would it mix with water? The head gasket could be corroded through by one of the drain back passages. If you have access to a "smoke machine", you might be able to find the source of the leak by forcing the smoke into the dipstick tube. It will only be under 2 pounds of pressure. That might not be enough to make the leak show up.

You can also wash the area, then add a bottle of dye to the oil. Drive it long enough to cause the leakage to show up, then use a black light to locate the source. The dye will appear bright yellow.

Caradiodoc

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