Thanks for the info.
Well, as you say, you can't see because there is so much oil I too am unable to assist since I can not see.
However, this is what I would do. I would completely wash the engine. Top and bottom. Get it as clean as possible so there is no "fresh" oil on it.
Next fill and then don't start the car but turn the key to where it turns over just for a second and then turn it off and look it over really good. Look at the bottom of the car on the ground and that may give you a starting point of where to look up.
Then with a strong light look the top over really good and work your way down the sides to the bottom.
If no leak found then let the engine turn over a little more then shut off again. The whole point is to only have a little oil running out to narrow down where it is coming from.
As you said, it could be coming from anywhere. The front cover, valve covers, oil sending unit and so forth. It would be impossible for me to tell you without looking since there are many possibilities.
Remember the key is to just start the engine long enough to start the oil leak - not enough to spray oil everywhere.
I just had a vehicle in that blew an oil line.I did the same thing and once started there was a tear in the oil cooling line going to the radiator. But since I had oil all over the top of the engine I could not be sure until I cleaned, let dry and then do as I said above.
Let me know what you find.
Monday, November 23rd, 2009 AT 4:00 PM