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Old 04-22-2017, 10:40 PM   #1
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Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

Just got back from my weekend cruz and was working on the hood latch mod when i dropped a bolt and when i went to pick it up i noticed a small puddle of oil on the floor(about 2 teaspoons worth). My Mach has never leaked before. I jacked it up and noticed it was dripping from one of the oil pan screws. I did do one hard 2nd gear pull before i got home and didnt notice anything out of the ordinary. Do you guys think its just the oil pan gasket or is there something in that area above the oil pan that could of gave out? Im really worried since ive never had a major problem with my car before and ive had it for 12 yrs.

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Old 04-22-2017, 11:11 PM   #2
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

Possible idea of where under the car it dripped from could be oil pan or the oil filter location or somewhere else usually if it drips it drips straight down
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:13 PM   #3
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

I'd guess it's the 12 yr old gasket. Put a socket on there and see if it will snug up any (carefully, don't wanna strip or break it)
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:36 PM   #4
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

Could be the oil pressure sending unit. There is a secondary bolt that I assume is for a real pressure gauge pointing towards the ground. I had a slow leak there and just Tefloned it during my next oil change. Problem solved.
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:47 PM   #5
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

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I'd guess it's the 12 yr old gasket. Put a socket on there and see if it will snug up any (carefully, don't wanna strip or break it)
Im leaning toward this too. I just checked it again and it has not leaked any additional oil. Im guessing its only leaking when the oil is sloshing around or hot. Pressure sending unit and oil filter are clean.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:37 AM   #6
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

My guess is the gasket also. Just keep a watchful eye on the oil level and continue to Mach on.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:12 PM   #7
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My guess is the gasket also. Just keep a watchful eye on the oil level and continue to Mach on.
Hopes so. Got a forged engine and vmp S/C in the works. so if the engine blows it blows. but would still like to drive it around while the engine build is in progress.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:41 PM   #8
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

If it was leaking oil externally from an engine problem it wouldn't be a question...you'd have a hole in the block from a rod or a dented up oil Pan to go with that leak. If it was excess crank case pressure it'd be coming out the pcv system and other places long before there
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:46 PM   #9
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Re: Blown Engine , or Gasket Leak?

My car leaked oil just like that for years. Didnt fix it til we took the heads off and sent them out. It ended up being from the timing cover gasket. It will be fine just check your oil from time to time.
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