I HAVE ADD OIL TO MY CAR LIKE EVERY OTHER DAY? HOW CAN I FIND THE LEAK AND FIX IT?
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2000 Mazda 626
Question: I THINK I HAVE A OIL LEAK, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO FIND N FIX IT?
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 23, 2009, 14:08Master
If you have a leak this large, it should be fairly obvious as to where it's coming from. If there is too much oil and dirt around the area of the leak, then you can add fluorescent dye to the oil, let it run, then use a black light to find the leak.
ReplyLIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 15:49Rookie
THATS THE POINT ITS LEAKIN OUT TO THE GROUND ARE ANY WHERE THAT I CAN SEE...IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO FINDOUT WHATS GOING ON.
ReplyBret Bodas, October 23, 2009, 15:52Master
I'm having a hard time understanding you. Can you see the oil leaking?
ReplyLIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 15:57Rookie
NO I CANT SEE NO OIL NO WHERE BUT I CONTINUOUSLY HAVE TO ADD OIL AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK.
ReplyBret Bodas, October 23, 2009, 15:58Master
Is there any smoke coming from the tailpipe?
ReplyLIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 16:00Rookie
YES. AND IF IT HAS NOT BEEN DRIVEN FOR AWHILE WHEN I START IT UP ITS REAL HEAVEY AND SMOKES LIKE THAT FOR AWHILE.
ReplyBret Bodas, October 23, 2009, 16:06Master
Sounds like the oil is leaking into the engine cylinders. This is due to bad valve stem seals, piston rings or a plugged PCV System. You'll need to get this checked out by a shop to see what is wrong. There's a good chance the engine is worn out and will need to have major repairs performed, but only a proper diagnosis will reveal what is needed.
Good Luck sorry for the bad news.
ReplyLIL BRO, October 23, 2009, 16:09Rookie
DAM THAT SUCKS. BUT THAKS. WHY I GOT YOU HERE, I HEAR A SQUEAKIN SQUEALIN NOSE WHEN I TURN ON MY AC IS THAT A SIGN OF THE AIR COMPRESSER GOING OUT ON ME.
Replyburtbe, February 22, 2011, 05:36Rookie
Check your belts. This car has two belts one for the alternator / water pump.The other drives the A/C and power steering.There is no backup belt for the water pump so when the one belt breaks and the car is not stopped your engine will overheat quickly since the head is made of alumium. Anytime you hear a loud squeak when you start it up or turn on the air con have the belts checked ASAP. It might just be a matter of tightening them to the correct tension.
Answer #2mastertech154 October 23, 2009, 20:17Journeyman
if you can see oil leaking on the floor .. and it is near the front of the engine , by the timimg belt cover , more than likely the oil pump o rong is leaking ,not too big of a job to fix ...
ReplyVisitor, July 06, 2010, 16:12
its just a lilbit oil but it dont leak eveyday