ok i got an oil leak somewhere and its hittin my exhaust manifold and making it smoke really bad. i dont know what could be causing it since i dont know much about cars but im guessing the oil rings my not be good no more? it does this after about 5 minutes of driving and i need to know if that could be it and how to fix it
oil leak on 1997 Ford Aspire
by Visitor in Saint Robert, MO on February 10, 2011
ANSWER by DaveJM on February 11, 2011
Oil leaks that hit your exhaust manifold could be the valve cover gasket, or possibly power steering line leakage? Hard to say - a good phyiscal inspection is in order.
car has just had a new head and valve job done now it is leaking oil from manifold and covering engine can anyone help
what to do God motor always has ran perfect, easy solution? Can it be rebuilt, bad piston rings or what what that problem be?
The engine is prone to lower engine bearing failure from running the engine at high revolutions. Lack of regular, frequent engine service is also a factor in the failure.