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Need help finding an Oil Leak

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Old 05-07-2011, 01:31 PM
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Well if it's not one problem it's 8 lately.
I have an oil leak on the backside of the engine in my 1999 mazda b4000. It's right above the transmission and leaking down the drivers side of the tranny. It only leaks after being run for a little bit then there's a couple of drops on the ground. I used a mirror, looking down from the top but still couldn't really see where it's coming from. Anybody else had this happen? What was leaking?
 
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:08 PM
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Can you tell if it's tranni fluid or motor oil???
 
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Can you tell if it's tranni fluid or motor oil???
100% it's motor oil.
Could it maybe be the intake gasket is leaking?
 
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:40 PM
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Left (driver side) valve cover gasket. Try spraying a degreaser to thoroughly clean it.
Gently torque the valve cover down a little more. Then monitor it for a few more days.
 
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by In2Trux View Post
Left (driver side) valve cover gasket. Try spraying a degreaser to thoroughly clean it.
Gently torque the valve cover down a little more. Then monitor it for a few more days.
I'll give that a shot. Thanks for the help
 
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