I have had this car for several years and have never had a problem with it. Today, I took it to have the oil changed and the mechanic told me that there was oil all over the drip pan, transmission plate, and even on one of the pulleys. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that all the oil buildup was coming from the passenger side of the car and not from the entire engine. I looked underneath the car and noticed that the dipstick had oil residue around it and seemed to indicate the origin of the leak. What I do not understand though, is how the oil could essentially defy gravity and spray the backside of the transmission plate as well as seemingly shoot up the engine. I looked at the head gasket and there does not seem to be a leak in it, although that was recommended as a possible cause of the problem. Is there any explanation for this? Is this common to happen to the 3.8L V6 after a certain time? How can I truely find out where the leak is coming from? Thank you.
have the same problem?
Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 2:34 AM