2002 Chevy Impala Oil Leak

Tiny
DWAYNE47
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  • 2002 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,783 MILES
My dad came home yesterday and his car was smoking from under the hood and it smelled like burnt oil. When he opened the hood he noticed that his oil was completely dried up and there was no oil. When he back his car up he noticed that there was oil on the ground and apparently when he was driving it home the oil had sprayed back. There was oil everywhere but not on the engine. He seems to think it might be a head gasket but he is not sure. Someone also told him it could be that when he changed oil before that the filter double ringed itself. But there is no sign of any breaks or holes. He just cant find the cause. Please help. He is using my car and im going crazy haha.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 11:36 AM

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Tiny
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Just before this happened, you had just changed your oil?
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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No it was about time for an oil change.
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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
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I think one of several things happened here, one is that the oil filter wasnt tight enough, the oil pan nut wasnt tight enough, or the outer crankshaft oil seal is bad, which is located behind the crankshaft pulley
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 AT 11:35 AM
Tiny
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Well what can be done to fix which ever problem it is. Dad should be checking it tomorrow. So I will know exactley what it is.
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Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 AT 3:11 PM

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