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1995 Chevrolet Impala SS Question: minor oil leak

 

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dc2ca, Travis Afb, CA, September 25, 2009, 23:31
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i have this oil leak (something minor), i wanted 2 kno if there something i can do or who can i take it 2 so i can get this fix

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, September 26, 2009, 08:48
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    To pin point where oil is leaking from the engine may need to wash down the engine first.But it sounds like your leak is minor and should be easy to locate and identify. Starting with a clean engine and then running the engine it may be easier to identify specific leaks. If the oil leak can not be identified, florescent dye may need to be added to the oil and the engine run for a while. After running the engine the dye used has florescence in the dye is visable under UV light and it helps pin points the source of the leak. Identify the color of the oil to differentiate wether the oil leak is steering fluid, brake fluid, or transmission fluid and try to identify the location of the fluid leak under the vehicle, ie front of engine compartment, rear of engine compartment , passenger or driver's side of vehicle.
    I don't know of any repair shop personally in your area but ask friends or workmates with a similar car for a recommendation (or what repair shop to avoid). Word of mouth recommendation from a friend that has found a repair shop that they can trust is the best advertising for any automotive repair shop.

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    sinautoscan.com September 26, 2009, 10:25
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    For small leaks i suggest a oil additive i try it for my car and first it did not work about 3000 miles later no leak.

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