OIL LEAKING-UNDER PRESSURE

1985 Pontiac Trans Am

Tiny

Linda Maske

May, 23, 2010 AT 1:14 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
1985 Pontiac Trans Am V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

Would a bad(blown)head gasket be the cause of an oil leak? 305 ci V8!

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Oil Leak From Engine

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Tiny

caradiodoc

May, 23, 2010 AT 2:15 PM

Hi Linda Maske. Welcome to the forum. A corroded head gasket could cause an oil leak, but leaking coolant would be more likely as it is under pressure once the engine warms up. There are no passages going through the heads with pressurized oil, only drain back passages. Leaking valve cover gaskets are more common. Oil always runs down, so look for the highest point you see oil on the side of the engine.

Caradiodoc

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