i have an oil leak and i got under my car and cleaned everything up to see where it was leaking from but i couldnt figure out where it was coming from
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2001 Mazda Millenia Question: oil leak
Answer #1patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, March 10, 2010, 22:11Master
Mazda Millenia do leak oil and all engine repairs are costly. To pin point where oil is leaking from the engine may need to steam clean the engine first. 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. A friend of mine had two and had to replace the compressor on both of them.