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2002 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: DOES A FAILED HEAD GASKET CAUSE OIL TO LEAK?

 

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karenrae61, 3.0L V6, Glendale, AZ, October 21, 2010, 07:41
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No oil is on the ground but there is a skid plate that is catching the oil I have to add oil every 2 or 3 weeks, 1/2 to 1 qt. Is that a head gasket issue? A friend who is a mechanic wants to start by replaceing the head gasket.

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    October 21, 2010, 09:00
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    dont let you r friend touch it. it may just be a valve cover gasket. a head gasket is a major job that needs a real shop and a real tech to repair it. have dye added to your oil and see where the leak is coming from.

    Roy

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