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1999 Pontiac Sunfire Question: oil leak

 

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John03elk, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Great Falls, MT, July 14, 2010, 20:10
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Was driving down highway at 65 mph. Instantly started throwing oil out backside of motor. Have inspected and can't find hole in block or any gasket failure. Is there a oil pressure line in this area? Would loss of oil cause low oil shut down?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, July 14, 2010, 23:19
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    It may be necessary to wash down the engine to pinpoint the source of the leak. For really hard to find leaks we use a florescent dye that you add to the oil, run the engine and then look for the dye to seep out a gasket, seal or mating surface using UV light.

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