oil leak on 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis

i have small oil leak coming from the head gasket how long can i drive it with condition . there no signs of white smoke ,coolant lose or oil- coolant mixture

by in Jonesboro, AR on May 17, 2009
1 answer
ANSWER by on May 17, 2009
Is the leak 'FOR SURE' coming from the Head Gasket or the Valve Cover Gaskets? It is common for the Valve Cover Gaskets to leak and people mistakenly think it is a head gasket problem. If it is the Head Gasket leaking oil it is very hard to say how long you can drive the car, because it may 'Blow' at any time and we are heading into Summer, which will put maximum stress on the Head Gaskets due to the hotter temperatures.
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