Well, I doubt that is where your oil is coming from but have you been losing water? Any white smoke out the exhaust? That is normally the indication of a bad head gasket. Oil maybe from the valve cover gasket leaking?If you do change the head gasket have the head checked to make sure it didn't warp from overheating- esspecially if it is aluminum- as the gasket won't seal good unless surfaces are smooth and even. Also the bolts that hold the head have to be tightened down in a certain order and torqued to a certain ft.-Lb. Setting. If this is not done the new gasket you put in will be toast in a very short time.
Also, not knowing what motor you have there is the issue of the valves needing reset when you take the head off. Sorry but there is more to it than just changing a gasket. Good luck and happy wrenching!
Saturday, October 21st, 2006 AT 10:53 AM