[V8] Oil Leak

Gunter Lorberg glforensic at yahoo.com
Wed May 2 02:23:19 EDT 2007

One of my '90 V8's (auto) has recently developed an oil leak....enough to lightly coat some of the right side of undercarriage....and the exhaust (leading to some additional fumes).  It' s probably going through close to a quart every 400 miles now.....a precipitous increase....it's obviously not a gusher....at least not yet

I haven't yet cleaned up the region to more accurately pinpoint the source....but I will.  I thought that I would ask other listers about their experiences first........perhaps someone else has had a similar problem???

The leak is coming from the region entailing the oil cooler thermostat housing, oil temp and oil pressure sensors.........I think that the braided lines to the cooler are OK.  Has anyone had trouble with oil leaks from this region?

Car is otherwise running well.....at 215 000 miles.....the middle muffler needs replacing, come to think of it.


Northern Ontario during the week....upstate NY on the weekends...I rely on this car to get me back and forth...quickly

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