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Old 04-27-2012, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil Leak

2003 LS model with 3.8.

I have an oil leak that I thought was the oil pan, but upon further inspection, it appears to be coming from either the intake gaskets or the valve covers. Which is more likely?

Yes, I did a search and I did not see my answer.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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on a 3.8 i would question the valve covers first.

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What he said. Valves covers are more likely for an external leak.
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A friend had a leak and it was the rear valve cover. I believe he just tightened down the bolts a touch and it stopped the leak...

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Honestly, its easy enough to just replace the gasket.

By tightening it down, he may have pinched the area of the gasket that was leaking and it stopped, but its really never a good idea to over torque bolts.

plus its cheap if you DIY. you could easily do it on a saturday with not much mechanical experience
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Honestly, its easy enough to just replace the gasket.

By tightening it down, he may have pinched the area of the gasket that was leaking and it stopped, but its really never a good idea to over torque bolts.

plus its cheap if you DIY. you could easily do it on a saturday with not much mechanical experience
I agree and that is what I would do, but all he did was retorque the bolts and his leak stopped... Lucky him.

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