1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse Engine Oil Leak

Tiny
MARK GIBBONS
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  • 1999 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 141,000 MILES
The Eclipse uses 3 to 4 qts of motor oil a month and I am unable to locate the source for the leakage. There is no oil in the coolant and the valve cover gasket and rear main seal appear good. The engine is not blowing oil from the exhaust either. There is considerable oil spray along the undercarriage of the car leaving only small specks of oil on the driveway.

Where is this volume of oil leaking from?
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 11:27 PM

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Tiny
LEONU4
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Well you did confirm that there is a small oil leak. I would clean the engine, fix the leak, and, go from there. I do have 4 eclipses myself & sometimes after 100k oil consumption starts to generally increase due to mits valve stem seals. Sometimes this occurs long before the smoking. It's been my experience anyways. Do you have a burnt rubbery smell from exhaust. Please let us know. & Thanks for the post
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 9:51 PM

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