I bought the car used last October; it had 23,000 miles at the time. The first oil change at 26,000 I had done at the dealership. I have never had any trouble with leaks of any sort with this vehicle nor does it burn oil. Last week, at 29,000 miles, I had the oil changed at at a discount tire and lube franchise (shame on me!) And two days and 60 miles later, on engine idle, oil was leaking profusely from the front right at the site of the oil filter. I added three quarts of oil and later, when I insisted the oil change mechanics come to the car rather than drive it 30 miles to their shop and blow an engine, they added another quart of oil. They changed the filter and the problem remained. They thought the oil may have been leaking from above the filter housing. They acknowledged that had I driven to their shop, I would have locked up the engine. I had the car towed to the nearest dealership and it has been there for 4 days; they had some issues with parts and the job being more difficult than they had anticipated. What could have caused this problem; they said something about a seal? Could this be related to the oil change?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 AT 7:47 PM