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1993 Buick Regal Question: MY CAR IS LEAKING OIL

 

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CANDY69, San Francisco, CA, July 07, 2011, 20:07
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MY CAR LEAKING OIL ON THE MANIFOLD IN THE LEFT IN RIGHT NOW I KNOW ITS THE VALVE COVER BUT DEALER IS TRYING TO TELL ME ITS THE INTAKE MAINFOLD GASKET, OIL DOES LEAK OUT OF THERE ON TO THE MANIFOLD DOES IT ? , I DO NOT HAVE WHITE SMOKE IN I DO NOT HAVE A MIXER OF OIL AND COOLANT HE LIEING TO ISN'T HE.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 07, 2011, 21:17
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    It sounds obvious the valve cover gaskets are leaking, the intake can leak intake manifold vacuum or coolant but not oil. It may be necessary to wash down the engine and or add dye to the engine oil to pinpoint the source of the leak but it is common for the valve cover gaskets to be the source of the leak you describe. Get a second opinion.

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    Visitor, July 07, 2011, 21:40

    Oh a buick Regal, You either got the 3.1l 3.3l or 3.8l (very rare for 3.8l). They are very common to leak from the intake manifold gaskets where the push rod goes through to the cylinder head. The valve cover gaskets are common as well as if your model don't use the distributor, it now have a driver gear for the oil pump and that leaks all the time with age. But it's just an o'ring there. The best thing to do is bring in for an inspection.
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