Common oil leak areas are:
- valve cover gasket & chain tensioner gasket
- oil cooler seal
- oil pressure switch
- camshaft or crankshaft seals
You will need to do a visual inspection to see where the oil is coming from. Repair shops use a dye that they put in the oil so that fresh leaks can be found via UV Light.
The first in my list is the most common. The PCV system needs to also be checked for correct operation, or the new gasket kits will fail early.
It shouldn't take a shop long to find a leak and they usually don't charge for the inspection if you end up getting the work done by them.
If you end up doing the repair yourself, they might charge you for the inspection.
Sunday, February 26th, 2012 AT 7:25 AM