2.4L w/dual cams, car started leaking iol between cylinder head and engine block in the rear at driver side corner,.. was told by x-owner he changed engine, but i believe he replaced the cylinder head only , is it possible if he replaced cyl.head w/newer type head that this could be the cause of the oil leak?. p.s car has great compression,...
newer 2.4l cylinder head installed on 1997 engine block on 1997 Dodge Stratus
by Rafaelto in Madera, CA on September 13, 2009
ANSWER by patrick mannion , September 13, 2009
Dodge have a technical service bulletin about them having changed from a composite type head gasket to a multi layer steel gasket. I wonder if this was the up grade? The bulletin outlines the precautions to take when replacing the head gasket and using a multi layer steel gasket. If proper cleaning procedures were not followed it could result in an oil leak.