OIL DRIPS ON THE GARAGE FLOOR

  • Tiny
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  • 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.

Monday, April 16th, 2012 AT 7:07 PM

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

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Monday, April 16th, 2012 AT 7:14 PM
  • Tiny
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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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Monday, April 16th, 2012 AT 7:28 PM
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  • mhpautos
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Wash engine down and after a short drive inspect for fresh leaks, they should be fairly easy to see on the clean engine.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 3:06 AM

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