The gasket can leak either directly to the oil drainback which will put alot of oil/water mixture and condense like a milky foam on the dipstick or to the cylinders.
If you are leaking just into the cylinders, the rings allow a slower progression oil the mix to happen. Especially if you caught it early in the leak.
Other leaks would be directly to the outside edge of the gasket and could be seen as wetness around the block and head intersections.
If the plugs are wet with gas, they will evaporate dry quickly and also smell of raw fuel. If they have coolant on them they will not dry.
Thursday, March 6th, 2008 AT 5:44 PM